Esterline consolidates operational leadership structure

Esterline Corporation (NYSE: ESL) said it has appointed a new segment president and consolidated its senior operational leadership structure under two key executives.

Esterline´s board of directors appointed Roger A. Ross as Segment President effective August 24, 2015. Ross will lead Esterline´s Sensors & Systems segment, succeeding Alain M. Durand, who resigned from his position effective August 14, 2015.

The company will also consolidate the management of its Avionics & Controls and Advanced Materials segments under the leadership of Albert S. Yost, effective August 15, 2015. Yost is a strong operations leader who joined Esterline at one of the company´s controls businesses in 1999, held management responsibility for Esterline´s Interface Technologies businesses from May 2007 until May 2011 and has led the Advanced Materials operating segment since June 2011.

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 USD2 billion, Esterline employs roughly 13,000 people worldwide.