DENTON, TX - Starting on December 1, 2021, Ricardo Varela is appointed Executive Vice President and General Manager of Safran Electrical andamp; Power's Interconnection Systems Americas division, which specializes in aeronautical electrical cabling for western hemisphere. He will replace Jorge Ortega, who has been appointed CEO of Safran Cabin.Ricardo Varela began his career in 1996 as General Manager of Integradora Makawi (agro industry). In 2000, he joined Johnson Controls (automotive) as Maintenance Repair andamp; Overhaul (MRO) and Logistics leader.In 2002, he was hired by Labinal in Chihuahua (which has since become Safran Electrical andamp; Power) as Materials superintendent. In 2004, he was appointed program manager for Hawker Beechcraft, then in 2006, he became General Manager Design Office for Mexico. In 2008, he joined the Everett site in the US as Engineering leader for the Boeing 787 end-to-end program.In 2010, he was appointed General Manager of Safran Engineering Services Americas, and then in 2018, he became Vice President of Boeing projects for the Interconnection Systems Americas division in addition to this role.Ricardo Varela, 48, is a graduate of the Monterrey Institute of Technology and Higher Education (1996), Mexico.