Embraer has made a number of key leadership appointments in its global commercial team following the appointment of Arjan Meijer as president & CEO of the aircraft manufacturer’s commercial aviation business in June.

    Martyn Holmes has been appointed chief commercial officer of Embraer’s commercial unit. Holmes, who joined the company in 2012, will continue to be based in Amsterdam at the aircraft manufacturer’s EMEA head office and will report to Arjan Meijer.

    Cesar Pereira has been appointed vice president of Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA), Embraer Commercial Aviation and Raul Villaron takes on the role of vice president Asia Pacific, looking after the company’s Commercial Aviation for the Asia Pacific region excluding China. Guo Qing remains as the vice president of China for Embraer Commercial Aviation.

    Mark Neely has been appointed vice president of the Americas for Embraer Commercial Aviation. In this role, Mark will cover both continents of the Americas from his base in the US.

    “These moves are part of Embraer’s strategy to better harness and cross-pollinate our global experience and work closer with our customers and partners as we all navigate these challenging times”, said Arjan Meijer, president & CEO of Embraer Commercial Aviation.

    Embraer Commercial Aviation COO Martyn Holmes said: “We have a diverse and first-rate sales team across the world led by experienced operatives. Embraer’s E-Jets and E2 family of aircraft are very well positioned to provide airlines with flexibility and competitive edge as we emerge from this global crisis. In fact, despite these unprecedented times, we are still seeing real opportunities in the market for E-Jets and the E2, the most efficient and environmentally sustainable single-aisle aircraft available.”

    In another consolidation within the commercial aviation business unit, Simon Newitt will add the asset management responsibility to his current role becoming vice president, contracts & asset management, Embraer Commercial Aviation, also reporting to Arjan Meijer.

    “After many years of delivering success for Embraer, Reinaldo Krugner, Charlie Hillis and Paulo Estevão de Carvalho Tullio have decided to look for new opportunities outside Embraer. We thank them for their dedication and contributions to Embraer, and wish them all the best”, Arjan Meijer added.