Nearly 15% of Esterline’s Employees are Located at Nine U.K. Manufacturing Facilities
BELLEVUE , Wash., July 26, 2006--Esterline Corporation (NYSE/ESL www.esterline.com), a leading specialty manufacturer serving aerospace / defense markets, today said that its Chairman and CEO, Robert W. Cremin, has been appointed British Honorary Consul in Seattle.
British Consul General, Martin Uden, said in a formal announcement, “…I’m delighted that Bob has been confirmed in this position. The fact that a businessman of his standing has agreed to take on this role says a great deal about the strength of ties between Washington State and the United Kingdom. It's an important relationship and we want to ensure there is a visible and respected British presence in Seattle.”
Cremin said that although Esterline’s corporate office and several of its subsidiaries are headquartered in the Northwest, the company employs more than 1,100 British citizens and that more than 20% of Esterline’s annual revenue is generated from its nine U.K. manufacturing facilities. Cremin added that, “…many of our most important customers are either headquartered in England or have major operations there. My taking on this role should positively reflect Esterline’s continued commitment to building successful business relations in England.”
Esterline Corporation is a specialized manufacturing company serving principally aerospace/defense and medical markets, and employing nearly 8,000 people around the world. Esterline management views the company's businesses in three segments related to its set of core competencies: Avionics & Controls, Sensors & Systems, and Advanced Materials.
Operations within the Sensors & Systems segment produce, power distribution equipment, high-precision temperature and pressure sensors, motion control components, and other related systems principally for aerospace and defense customers. The Avionics & Controls segment focuses 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. Advanced Materials focuses on process-related technologies, including high-performance elastomer products and other high-temperature resistant components used for a wide range of military and commercial aerospace purposes, and combustible ordnance and electronic warfare countermeasure products.