DISTINGUISHED ALUMNUS IN BUSINESS
Gary J. Spulak is president of Embraer Aircraft Holding, Inc., the U.S. subsidiary of Embraer, one of the largest aircraft manufacturers in the world. Mr. Spulak began his career with Embraer in 1983 as vice president of product support and information technology, where he developed and directed the infrastructure to support the company's successful Bandeirante and Brasilia commercial aircraft in North America.
In 1991 he became executive vice president, assuming additional responsibilities for customer technical assistance, training, and administrative operations. In 1995, Mr. Spulak assumed responsibility for supporting the industrial and financial operations of Embraer, developing financial alternatives and fundraising. He was also responsible for customer sales finance and directed the creation of structures to support regional jet sales to airlines in North America and Europe.
Mr. Spulak began his professional career with Federated Department Stores developing IT solutions, and joined the accounting firm Price Waterhouse as a management consultant specializing in manufacturing, industrial engineering, retailing, distribution, and real estate.
He is a board member for Enterprise Florida Inc., and serves on the Aerospace Industry Association's Board of Governors. Originally from New York City, he earned a Master of Business Administration from Barry University in 1980.