Stephen Friedrich joins Embraer Executive Jets as CCO
Stephen Friedrich (pictured) has been appointed chief commercial officer at Embraer Executive Jets, effective immediately.
Friedrich will report to Michael Amalfitano, president & CEO of Embraer Executive Jets, he will be responsible for the direct management of the global sales organisation for new and pre-flown aircraft as well as the oversight of relationships with customers and industry collaborators.
“Stephen brings a wealth of experience in sales, marketing, finance, customer support and services, and aftermarket programs from over 30 years in the leasing and aerospace sectors.”
Michael Amalfitano said: “Stephen brings a wealth of experience in sales, marketing, finance, customer support and services, and aftermarket programs from over 30 years in the leasing and aerospace sectors. With our strategic shift to focus on value, his dynamic leadership will strengthen our global sales team and challenge us to create more comprehensive solutions for our customers to outperform.”
Previously serving as vice president for Sales and Marketing at Rolls-Royce Civil Aerospace, Friedrich was responsible for leading a global sales team and the marketing activities for business aviation as well as forecasting and pricing of services. Since joining Rolls-Royce in 2001, he also served in the aviation finance group. Prior to Rolls-Royce, Friedrich held leadership roles in banking and aviation finance.
Stephen Friedrich added: “This is an exciting time to join Embraer Executive Jets as it prioritises the value of its portfolio. Embraer’s revolutionary jets have set new standards in comfort, performance and reliability, delivering outstanding value to customers.”
Embraer’s shift to focussing on value comes after the appointment of Michael Amalfitano as CEO earlier in 2017. A financier by trade, Amalfitano took the decision to focus on the value that Embraer brings to the market following the company’s top ranking in several trade surveys.
The surveys, run independently from Embraer, ranked Embraer as the top manufacturer when it came to the value paid for an aircraft, as well as the best value when it came to service offerings.