US Exim has announced the appointment of two new vice-presidents in its transport division.

Bob Morin has been named senior vice-president for business and product development, with specialism in aircraft financing, while Bob Roy has been named vice-president for transportation.

Morin has been with the ECA since 1992, when he joined as aviation counsel. He has since helped it disburse more than US$100bn in export finance for more than 2,000 aircraft. In a statement, the agency said that Morin was “instrumental in the design, development and successful implementation of many of US Exim’s most successful product and process innovations”.

Fred Hochberg US Exim chairman says: “Bob Morin is one of the most knowledgeable, well-known and respected professionals within the aircraft finance. We are excited to capitalise upon his extraordinary talents to develop relationships, find opportunities, and design and implement products that will enable US Exim to support even more US jobs through exports.”

Roy has been promoted from his post of deputy vice-president of transportation and has been with US Exim since 1990. He helped establish the aircraft finance division in 1994. He has underwritten around US$20bn for foreign airlines in support of US aircraft exports.

Hochberg says: “Bob Roy is a tremendous asset at US Exim and has devoted his professional career to ensuring that US jobs are not put at risk due to a lack of export financing. We plan to take full advantage of his dedication, thoughtfulness and expertise to lead the group of professionals that make up the transportation division and continue to increase US exports and support jobs here at home.”