SOURCE: Esterline Technologies

Esterline Technologies

April 01, 2015 18:56 ET

Esterline Selects New Investor Relations Director and Treasurer

BELLEVUE, WA--(Marketwired - Apr 1, 2015) - Esterline Corporation (www.esterline.com) (NYSE: ESL), a leading global specialty manufacturer primarily serving the aerospace and defense markets, has announced the selection of Julie Albrecht to serve as the company's Senior Director, Investor Relations and Treasurer. In her investor relations role, Albrecht succeeds Brian Keogh who is retiring after 31 years with the company. Albrecht is assuming the treasury responsibilities from Al Yost, who continues as Segment President, Advanced Materials and the corporation's leader in its operations excellence initiatives.

Curtis Reusser, Esterline's CEO, said, "I would like to thank and congratulate Brian for his many years of dedicated service to Esterline. He has been an invaluable member of our management team and an important resource to our external stakeholders. Meanwhile, we are extremely grateful to Al for stepping in to fill the role of Treasurer for the past few years in addition to his segment duties. He can now focus on driving segment results and leading our important implementation of Esterline Enterprise Excellence." Reusser continued, "We are excited to welcome Julie to the Esterline family, as she brings a wealth of experience and financial leadership to the organization. I have had the privilege of working with Julie in the past, and am confident that her strong work ethic and deep industry knowledge will make her an outstanding addition to our team."

Albrecht has 25 years of diverse financial experience. She joins Esterline after serving as a Finance Director within the Customer Service business of United Technologies Aerospace Systems. This leadership role included oversight of certain business unit financial operations and financial analysis for the company's entire aftermarket business. Prior to United Technologies, she worked at Goodrich Corporation for 16 years, where she held various positions with increasing responsibility, including Vice President, Finance of the Customer Services business and as Corporate Assistant Treasurer. Albrecht has a bachelor's degree in accounting from Wake Forest University.

About Esterline:
Esterline Corporation is a leading worldwide supplier to the aerospace and defense industry specializing in three core areas: Advanced Materials; Avionics & Controls; and Sensors & Systems. With annual sales of approximately $2 billion, Esterline employs roughly 13,000 people worldwide.

Operations within the Advanced Materials segment focus on technologies including high-temperature-resistant materials and components used for a wide range of military and commercial aerospace purposes, and combustible ordnance and electronic warfare countermeasure products.

Operations within the Avionics & Controls segment focus on technology interface systems for commercial and military aircraft and similar devices for land- and sea-based military vehicles, cockpit integration systems, secure communications systems, specialized medical equipment, and other high-end industrial applications.

The Sensors & Systems segment includes operations that produce high-precision temperature and pressure sensors, specialized harsh-environment connectors, electrical power distribution equipment, and other related systems principally for aerospace and defense customers.