Esterline CMC Electronics Announces New Executive Appointments

(Montreal, Quebec – January 12, 2010) Greg Yeldon, President of Esterline CMC Electronics (CMC), has made the following executive appointments which came into effect on January 4, 2010.

“We are implementing a new organizational structure to address the market environment, leverage our expertise in cockpit systems integration and avionics, and continue to grow the company effectively,” said Yeldon.

Patrick Champagne has been appointed Vice President, Cockpits and Systems Integration, a new business unit that has been created to build on the company’s cockpit systems expertise and define the next generation of cockpit systems requirements, across military and commercial markets. Mr. Champagne previously held the position of Vice President, Engineering, at CMC.

James Palmer has been appointed Vice President, Aviation Products, a new business unit that has been established to leverage CMC’s capabilities and develop new and next-generation aviation products for both commercial and military applications. Mr. Palmer will continue to be responsible for Commercial Services and Customer Support.

Jean-Michel Comtois has been appointed Vice President of Marketing and Sales, a single, integrated organization that is focused on effectively growing the company’s commercial and military aviation business. Mr. Comtois previously held the position of Vice President, Military Aviation, at CMC.

Esterline CMC Electronics ( designs and produces leading technology electronics products for the aviation and global positioning markets. CMC’s focus is on delivering innovative cockpit systems integration and avionics solutions to its customers worldwide. Its principal locations are in Montreal, Quebec; Ottawa, Ontario; and Chicago, Illinois. CMC is a wholly owned subsidiary of Esterline Corporation (NYSE:ESL,, a specialized aerospace and defense company headquartered in Bellevue, Washington. Esterline employs over 10,000 people worldwide.