BELLEVUE, Wash., December 3, 2009 ― Esterline Corporation (NYSE: ESL www.esterline.com), a leading specialty manufacturer serving the aerospace and defense markets, today announced the promotion of Kevin Moschetti to the position of President of its Communication Systems platform, comprising two major business units located in the US and the UK.
Moschetti has 20 years of experience in the aerospace and technology sectors to help him lead the platform which includes the recently acquired Racal Acoustics, an operation headquartered in the UK with offices in the US. Racal specializes in secure military audio products including ruggedized headsets and handsets. The business platform also includes Palomar Products, a secure data and communication systems and components provider located in southern California. Moschetti has been Palomar’s President since 2007.
Esterline CEO Brad Lawrence said, “Kevin has a real drive to succeed and a way with people; he has proven that he can successfully shoulder increasing responsibility while continuing to deliver outstanding results.”
Before joining Palomar, Moschetti spent 14 years in positions of increasing responsibility at Esterline, including National Sales Manager and Vice President of its Advanced Input Systems operation. He started his career as an Aeronautical Engineer at Boeing in Seattle.
Moschetti graduated from MIT in 1989 with a bachelor’s degree in Aeronautics and Astronautics.
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 $1.5 billion, Esterline employs roughly 10,000 people, including 1,500 engineers worldwide. The Sensors & Systems segment includes operations that produce high-precision temperature and pressure sensors, electrical power distribution equipment, and other related systems principally for aerospace and defense customers. 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, secure communications systems, specialized medical equipment, and other high-end industrial applications.