Embraer names new executives


SeoulEmbraer Commercial Aviation has appointed Nigel Patterson the new Vice President Sales & Marketing, and Head of Region for North America. Beginning June 1, 2023, Patterson will report the Chief Commercial Officer (CCO) of Embraer Commercial Aviation, Martyn Holmes.

With over 20 years of sales leadership experience in North America at Airbus and Certified Aviation Services, Patterson is well respected in the industry. His sales experience boasts successful deals with major U.S. airlines including Delta Air Lines, Spirit Airlines, Virgin America, Hawaiian Airlines, and Allegiant Air.

“North America is a critical market for Embraer, where the E175 is the backbone of the regional network, with over 620 aircraft sold, and 86% market share. Embraer aircraft deliver essential connectivity to 206 airports in the US alone”, said Martyn Holmes, CCO, Embraer Commercial Aviation.

Holmes continued, “This is an exciting phase for Embraer in North America – the E175 dominates its segment, and the E2 is proving a huge success at Porter Airlines, the North American launch customer with 50 E2s set to join their fleet. With Nigel’s track record of success and remarkable leadership, we are strengthening our commitment to delivering excellence and value to our customers in the region. Nigel’s strategic insights and deep understanding of the region will be invaluable assets to our team.”

Embraer also announced it has appointed Mark Neely to the position of Vice President Freighter, in its Commercial Aviation division, effective June 1, 2023. This new global leadership position sees him reporting directly to Holmes.

Neely boasts extensive experience in both the passenger and freighter markets and is set to lead the company’s growing focus on the Passenger to Freighter (P2F) aircraft opportunities and market development. He previously served as Vice President Sales & Marketing, Head of Region for North America, managing some of Embraer’s largest customers, serving all the major airlines in the US.

Speaking on the appointment, Holmes said: “Mark’s appointment to this new role is a strategic move in line with our focus on developing our nascent freighter business. I’m very pleased that we will be navigating this exciting period of growth in the Passenger to Freighter space with his leadership. Mark’s wealth of experience, vision, and dedication are set to make a significant impact.”


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