Manufacturing

GARY SPULAK

PRESIDENT, EMBRAER NORTH AMERICA, FORT LAUDERDALE

Embraer’s U.S. operations — the company is headquartered in Brazil — have grown to about 2,500 employees since the company established a U.S. presence in 1979. The company builds business jets and a attack aircraft in Florida. A New York native, Spulak began his career with Embraer in 1983 and developed the infrastructure to support the Bandeirante and Brasilia commercial aircraft programs in North America. He was instrumental in creating the Embraer Foundation, which consolidates Embraer’s ongoing investments in social and environmental projects in the U.S., leveraging volunteerism and strategic partnerships. Spulak has a bachelor’s degree from the University of Miami and an MBA from Barry University. He has served as a board member for Enterprise Florida and on the board of governors for the Aerospace Industry Association. He serves on the board of advisers for the Brazilian-American Chamber of Commerce Florida.

Michael Benstock

Superior Group of Companies

William Brown

L3Harris Technologies

Paul Browning

Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems Americas

Kevin Carr

FLORIDAMAKES

Carol Craig

Craig Technologies

Brian R. D’Isernia

EASTERN SHIPBUILDING

Oscar Feldenkreis

Perry Ellis International

George Feldenkreis

Perry Ellis International

STEPHEN HEESE

CHRIS-CRAFT

Jeff Jackson

PGT Innovations

William Lowe Jr.

Kemet Electronics

Betsy McGee

ADI Metal

Kelly Ortberg

United Technologies

Robert Sires

American Elite Molding

Gary Spulak

Embraer Aircraft Holding

ROY SWEATMAN

SOUTHERN MANUFACTURING TECHNOLOGIES

Bill Yeargin

Correct Craft