Embraer Names Successor to Botelho

 - November 14, 2006, 3:58 AM

Frederico Fleury Curado is to succeed Mauricio Botelho as president and CEO of Embraer next April. Following a previously announced transition schedule, Botelho will then stay with the Brazilian airframer as chairman for a further two years before retiring. Curado is currently Embraer’s airline market executive vice president. He has been with the company since 1984 and has also held management positions in the areas of production, quality, planning and organization development. The 45-year-old Brazilian has a degree in mechanical and aeronautical engineering, as well as an international MBA. In his current role, Curado has overseen the service entry of the E170/190 jetliners. Embraer is now significantly expanding its business aircraft portfolio with the development of the Phenom 100 and 300 light jets and the Lineage 1000 bizliner. Botelho, who was appointed chairman of the board on March 31, joined Embraer in 1995.