- Andre Stein, co-founder and former Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Eve Air Mobility, joins Eviation as CEO
- Stein’s 25 years’ experience and expertise in product development, market strategy and commercial execution to propel Eviation’s Alice aircraft through next stages toward certification
- Jeff Hurford, industry veteran and former Gulfstream executive, joins Eviation as Chief Financial Officer (CFO)
Arlington, Wa., U.S. 26 January 2024. Eviation Aircraft, a manufacturer of all-electric aircraft, today announced that Andre Stein has been appointed as Chief Executive Officer (CEO), and Jeff Hurford as Chief Financial Officer (CFO). The aerospace veterans will lead Eviation through the next stages toward certification of the Alice aircraft, making the electric aviation revolution a reality.
Proven Leadership in Innovation and Excellence
Andre Stein has been appointed as Eviation’s CEO after more than 25 years at Embraer, where he co-founded Eve Air Mobility and served as Eve’s CEO. Stein is a seasoned leader with a proven track record in product development, leading the Embraer E2 product and market strategy from definition to certification. At Eve, Stein also led the company’s industrialization strategy, partnerships and sales, and capital raising, including Eve’s Initial Public Offering (IPO) on the New York Stock Exchange.
Jeff Hurford joins as Eviation’s CFO from Cirrus Aircraft where he was Platform Director of the SR1X program. Over his career, Hurford has held senior financial and program management roles in the aerospace industry, including 19 years at Gulfstream Aerospace. He brings extensive experience in leading financial and commercial oversight of aircraft development programs and product delivery.
Eviation’s Alice, a nine-passenger aircraft, is the only flight-proven all-electric commuter aircraft of its size. Built from a clean-sheet design, Alice produces zero carbon emissions, with lower operating costs per flight hour compared to light jets or high-end turboprops. Orders for Alice now exceed US$ 5 billion.
“Eviation’s mission to revolutionize aerospace couldn’t be more important or more urgent, and I am honored to be joining the team,” said Andre Stein, incoming CEO of Eviation. “I have long admired the Alice – it’s a beautiful and innovative aircraft that is leading the way in all-electric flight. I look forward to working with Eviation’s team to take Alice through the next phases of its development and bring it to market, so passengers everywhere can enjoy sustainable and convenient commuter air travel.”
“Eviation is entering an exciting period in its history,” said Jeff Hurford, newly appointed CFO of Eviation. “As we move ever closer toward certification and industrialization of the Alice, I am thrilled to join Andre and the team to lead the aerospace industry’s transition to sustainability.”