EMBRAER REINFORCES LATIN AMERICA SALES TEAM
São José dos Campos, February 13, 2008 – Embraer added three representatives to its executive jet sales team, in order to handle the recent growing demand in Latin America. Fernando Lacerda, Gustavo Teixeira, and Rafael Mugnaini are the three new sales managers who will work with customers in different regions.
“We commemorate the development of business aviation in Latin America by offering revolutionary jets and by counting on dedicated personnel for steadily improving our customer services,” said Breno Corrêa, Embraer Vice President, Marketing and Sales – Latin America, Executive Jets. “This step is in line with Embraer’s solid commitment to become one of the main manufacturers in this market.”
About the New Sales Managers
Fernando Lacerda has a degree in Marketing and is a commercial helicopter pilot with ten years of experience in executive aircraft sales. He is responsible for sales in Brasília (DF) and the States of Acre, Amapá, Amazonas, Goiás, Minas Gerais, Pará, Rondônia, Roraima, and Tocantins, as well as Colombia, Ecuador, and Central America.
Gustavo Teixeira has a Mechanical Engineering degree from the Federal University of Santa Catarina (UFSC), an MBA from the University of São Paulo (USP), and specialization in Economy from the University of Grenoble, France. During his eight years with Embraer, he has been involved with developing and certifying several aircraft, and he has glider, private and commercial pilot licenses. Teixeira is responsible for sales in the States of Alagoas, Bahia, Ceará, Espírito Santo, Maranhão, Paraíba, Pernambuco, Rio de Janeiro, Rio Grande do Norte, Piauí e Sergipe, as well as Bolivia, Guyana, French Guyana, Peru, Suriname, and Venezuela.
Rafael Mugnaini is a Production Engineer with a post-graduate degree in Marketing and an MBA from the Brazilian Capital Market Institute (Instituto Brasileiro de Mercado de Capitais - IBMEC). He has seven years of experience with business aircraft in the Brazilian market and is responsible for the States of Paraná, Mato Grosso, Mato Grosso do Sul, Rio Grande do Sul, and Santa Catarina, plus Argentina, Chile, Paraguay, and Uruguay.
All of the new sales managers will also work in the State of São Paulo.
Note to Editors
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