Hrinak to Lead Boeing in Latin America in Expanded Role
Brazil, November 18, 2014 (STAT):-Boeing announced that Donna Hrinak, president of Boeing Brazil, who joined Boeing in 2011 as the president of Boeing Brazil will have expanded responsibilities to include all of Latin America.
“Donna has been successful growing Boeing’s presence in Brazil and advancing our business interests. Expanding Donna’s responsibilities will enable Boeing to benefit from her in-depth knowledge and experience of Latin America and better serve this important and rapidly growing aerospace market.” remarked Shep Hill, president of Boeing International and senior vice president of Business Development and Strategy.
Hrinak will continue heading Boeing in Brazil from São Paulo while leading the company’s strategy to grow regional market opportunities in Latin America as president of Boeing Latin America.
Hrinak’s experience in the region is extensive. She served as United States ambassador to Brazil (2002–2004), Venezuela (2000–2002), Bolivia (1997–2000) and the Dominican Republic (1994–1997). From 1991-1993, she was deputy assistant secretary of state for the U.S. Office of Inter-American Affairs, responsible for overseeing U.S. policy and relations with Mexico and the Caribbean. Hrinak also held corporate leadership positions with PepsiCo and Kraft Foods covering the region. She is fluent in English, Spanish, Portuguese and Polish.
On the other end Alexander F. Watson, Boeing International representative covering Latin America, continues in his role of advising the company on growth and partnership opportunities across the region.