SOURCE: Esterline Technologies

Esterline Technologies

January 27, 2015 16:05 ET

New Human Resources VP Selected for Esterline

Paul Benson, Former Senior HR Director at Hewlett-Packard, Brings Large-Scale, International Experience

BELLEVUE, WA--(Marketwired - Jan 27, 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 Paul Benson to serve as the company's Vice President, Human Resources. Benson succeeds Tom Heine, who has retired from the role after nearly 15 years with Esterline.

Esterline CEO Curtis Reusser said, "I'd like to thank Tom for his years of valuable service and his positive impact on the company, not to mention his time spent introducing Paul to Esterline's people and culture. I'm also extremely pleased we were able to find such a well-qualified successor in Paul, who has the right talent, experience, and attitude to fill this important role with our growing, global company."

Benson has significant international experience as well as hands-on experience in all HR functions. Most recently, he spent seven years as a Senior HR Director at Hewlett-Packard. While there, he was a leader in the corporate-wide implementation of an HR management system across hundreds of thousands of employees located in more than 100 countries. He also had overall accountability for leading the HR diligence, transition, and early integration activities for more than 30 global acquisitions and divestitures for the company ranging in size from three employees to 150,000 employees and $13 billion in value. Prior to HP, Benson worked for Intel Corporation and Nalley Foods. He has an MBA from Arizona State University and a bachelor's degree in business from St. Martin's college.

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 approaching $2 billion, Esterline employs roughly 12,000 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.