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Esterline Facts

Esterline is a specialized manufacturing company primarily serving the aerospace and defense markets:

Headquarters: Bellevue, WA
Founded: 1967

Ticker: NYSE: ESL
Employees: ~13,000

Building Blocks

Business Fundamentals

 

Business Mix

Esterline’s breadth and depth of market and customer coverage is a fundamental strength:

  • No single program represents more than 5% of Esterline’s total revenue.
  • #1 or #2 market share in target niches.
  • Financially stable, solid balance sheet, and strong banking relationships.
  • Esterline is focused on being a leading specialty niche supplier to the aerospace and defense industry.
 

Esterline's markets generally
breakdown as follows:

Commercial Aerospace 50%
Defense 30%

High-end, Non-aero Applications 20%

Acquisition Strategy

Esterline is a leading consolidator of Tier 3 suppliers in aerospace/defense markets:

  •  Dozens of companies and/or product lines successfully acquired and integrated.
  •  Focus on bolt-on acquisitions and/or technologies in our core A&D markets
  •  Not an “acquisition machine"; every deal must make sense to customers and shareholders.

Acquisition Highlights

February 2015

The aerospace and defense display businesses of Barco N.V.

December 2013

Sunbank, a supplier of connector accessories, backshells, and conduit systems for aerospace and industrial markets.

February 2013

Gamesman, a designer and manufacturer of innovative products for the international gaming market.

July 2011

Souriau, a top supplier of highly reliable, harsh-environment electrical connection solutions.

December 2010

Eclipse Electronic Systems, a designer and manufacturer of high-performance, embedded digital receiver products and signal processing components.

January 2009

Racal Acoustics, a world leader in ruggedized military communications equipment.

December 2008

NMC Aerospace (Nylon Molding Corporation), a designer and manufacturer of specialized fasteners.

February 2007

CMC Electronics Inc., supplier for the design and manufacture of high-tech aviation electronics, including global positioning and flight management systems.

March 2006

Wallop Defence Systems Ltd., the leading international producer of military countermeasure flares.

December 2005

Darchem Holdings Limited, a global leader in the manufacture of thermally engineered components

June 2005

Palomar Products, Inc., a producer of secure military communications products.

July 2004

Leach International, a producer of high-performance electromechanical relays, and solid-state switching devices.

Lean Manufacturing

All Esterline companies embrace Lean manufacturing practices

  • Savings from lean activities fund competitiveness
  • Leverages the brain power of our employees
  • Enables us to absorb acquisitions more readily
  • Gets people involved at all levels of employment

Executive Officers

Esterline has a number of officers with decades of experience working together.

Officer

Position

Tenure

Curtis C. Reusser

Chairman, President and CEO

2 Year

Robert D. George

Vice President, CFO, Corporate Development

18 Years

Julie Albrecht
 
Sr. Director of Investor Relations & Treasurer 
 
<1 Year 
 

Paul Benson

Vice President and Chief HR Officer

1 Year

Marcia J. Mason

Vice President and General Counsel

21 Years

Gary J. Posner

Corporate Controller and Chief Accounting Officer

16 Years

Roger Ross

President, Sensors & Systems Segment

<1 Year

Al S. Yost

President, Advanced Materials and Avionics & Controls Segments

16 Years

Solutions that Work

Esterline is trusted for high-quality products for aerospace and defense customers and is increasingly a “go-to supplier” for tough problems.

Avionics systems and components, technology interface systems, including lighted switches and displays, and pilot grips and wheels for commercial and military aircraft and military vehicles. Companies in this segment also manufacture technology products for secure communications systems, specialized medical equipment, and other high-end industrial applications.

Avionics Systems

Belgium

California

Georgia

Illinois

Israel

Mexico

Ohio

Ontario

Quebec

Singapore
 

Control & Communication Systems

Belgium

California

France

Georgia

Illinois

Israel

Singapore

United Kingdom

Washington

Wisconsin

 

 

Interface Technologies

China 

Germany

Idaho

Michigan

Nevada

United Kingdom

 

 

 

Sensors & Systems

High-precision temperature and pressure sensors, power distribution and control components and systems, harsh-environment connectors, and other related systems principally for aerospace and defense customers.

Advanced Sensors

France

Mexico

United Kingdom

 

Power Systems

California

China

France

 

Connection Technologies

California

Dominican Republic

France

India

Japan

Mexico

Morocco

Advanced Materials

Process-related technologies, including high-performance elastomer products, used for military and commercial aerospace purposes, and combustible ordnance and electronic warfare countermeasure products.

Engineered Materials

California

United Kingdom

Washington

 

Defense Technologies

Arkansas

California

North Carolina

 

 

 

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