FORT LAUDERDALE, FLORIDA – Embraer announced that Gary J. Spulak, retired at the end of 2020 from his position as President of Embraer Aircraft Holding, Inc. Mr. Spulak will retain his positions on the board of Embraer Aircraft Holding, Inc., Eve Urban Air Mobility Solutions and the Embraer Foundation. He will continue supporting Embraer as Senior Advisor to top management to ensure the overall success of Embraer in the United States. In his new role, Gary will maintain certain responsibilities including Corporate Affairs and Government Relations, drawing on his extensive aerospace knowledge and strong industry relationships.
Gary Spulak joined Embraer in 1983 as Vice President of Product Support and Information Technology, where he directed product and technical support for the successful Bandeirante and Brasilia commercial aircraft programs in North America. In 1991, he was named Executive Vice President, assuming additional responsibilities, including the launch of the ERJ 145 regional jet in the US market. Following the privatization of the company in 1995, Gary assumed responsibilities supporting the industrial and financial operations for the company, holding an essential role in funding and related sales financing structures for the ERJ 145 program. In 1998 he became President of the company in North America overseeing the significant expansion of businesses and related operations to include industrial, final assembly, engineering, maintenance and repair and defense and security.
“I speak on behalf of our global employee population in expressing my sincere gratitude and appreciation to Gary Spulak for his tireless dedication and countless accomplishments during his nearly 40-year career at Embraer,” said Francisco Gomes Neto, President and CEO of Embraer. “From building the infrastructure of the company at its infancy to developing the financial structures to ensure its perpetuity well beyond privatization, and most recently for ensuring Embraer’s success in North America through the expansion of businesses and operations, Gary is an Embraer pioneer. We wish him all the best in his retirement, and we are proud that he will continue to play an important role continuing his support to Embraer in North America.”