Rockwell Collins announces new leadership for its expanding Latin American team

Jairo Soterio

Jairo Soterio, managing director, Latin America for Rockwell CollinsClick to enlarge

  • Jairo Soterio appointed managing director for Latin America
  • Company increasing regional business development team

SANTIAGO, Chile (March 28, 2018) – Rockwell Collins has appointed Jairo Soterio as the managing director to lead the company’s growing presence in the Latin American (LATAM) region. As the new managing director for LATAM, Soterio is responsible for leading and developing the company’s commercial and government systems business interests in the region which has been growing due to orders for military radios, C-130 and P-3 cockpit upgrades as well as training and simulation solutions. For air transportation, Rockwell Collins has been working with multiple airlines in the region to provide advanced cockpits, weather radar and communications products.

“We’ve expanded across the region in an effort to help our customers succeed, provide local support and better understand their needs,” said Jairo Soterio, managing director of Latin America for Rockwell Collins. “There is a strong demand for the capabilities that are part of our key competencies, and we’ve been always looking for potential partnerships and collaborations with the local industry.”

Previously, Soterio was the marketing manager for Latin America at Rockwell Collins, leading the marketing strategies definition and execution, as well as providing sales support. Before joining Rockwell Collins, Soterio held positions at Embraer, where he worked for 13 years in the defense and security organization, holding positions in program management, sales engineering, marketing, market intelligence and product support.

Rockwell Collins has a long history in the LATAM region with manufacturing capabilities in Mexico since 1966, as well as a sales and service center in Brazil since 1974. The company’s recent expansion, which included business development and customer support representatives in Colombia, Chile and Mexico, will help strengthen the industrial capabilities of the LATAM defense and aerospace industry further. This will complement the Rockwell Collins Brazilian organization that remains fully committed to serving the Brazilian market under the leadership of Marcelo Vaz, managing director for Rockwell Collins in Brazil.

About Rockwell Collins
Rockwell Collins (NYSE: COL) is a leader in aviation and high-integrity solutions for commercial and military customers around the world. Every day we help pilots safely and reliably navigate to the far corners of the earth; keep warfighters aware and informed in battle; deliver millions of messages for airlines and airports; and help passengers stay connected and comfortable throughout their journey. As experts in flight deck avionics, cabin electronics, cabin interiors, information management, mission communications, and simulation and training, we offer a comprehensive portfolio of products and services that can transform our customers’ futures. To find out more, please visit

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