SOURCE: Esterline Technologies

Esterline Technologies

November 06, 2014 19:10 ET

New President Selected for Esterline Connector Business

Patrice Cavelier-Bros Is an Industry Veteran With 25 Years of Aerospace Experience

BELLEVUE, WA--(Marketwired - Nov 6, 2014) - Esterline Corporation ( (NYSE: ESL), a leading global specialty manufacturer primarily serving the aerospace and defense markets, has announced the selection of Patrice Cavelier-Bros to lead its France-based interconnect business as president of Esterline's Connection Technologies group, which includes the Souriau and Sunbank connector product brands. Cavelier-Bros comes to Esterline from Zodiac Aerospace, where he served for the past decade as the company's Group Vice President of Business Development.

Esterline CEO Curtis Reusser said, "We are pleased to find an industry veteran like Patrice to guide the teams involved in Esterline's growing connector capability. He has had interaction with our Souriau products both as a customer and a competitor over the years, so he knows the reputation for excellence we must uphold, understands our values and strategic approach, and has the experience to elevate our connection technologies brands even further."

Cavelier-Bros has also worked for Labinal, a key customer for Esterline's connector products that presented the Souriau team with their top supplier award in 2012. Prior to his decades of work in the aerospace industry, Cavelier-Bros graduated from the University of Caen and the Intal Business School of Paris.

Souriau and Sunbank are top global suppliers of connection solutions and accessories for harsh applications in the aerospace, defense, energy and industrial equipment markets. The companies operate as the largest business group within Esterline, known as Esterline Connection Technologies. Together, the Souriau and Sunbank brands employ more than 3,000 people in roughly a dozen locations worldwide.

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.