Scott Selle Named President for Esterline Defense Technologies

July 22, 2016
Selle served in the U.S. Navy and has 20 years of aerospace manufacturing and defense munitions experience

BELLEVUE, WA--(Marketwired - Jul 21, 2016) - Esterline Corporation ( (NYSE: ESL), a leading global specialty manufacturer primarily serving the aerospace and defense markets, today announced the selection of Scott Selle to serve as President for the company's Defense Technologies business group within its Advanced Materials segment. Selle served in the U.S. Navy and has 20 years of aerospace manufacturing and defense munitions experience, more than a decade of which was spent in executive leadership positions. The Esterline Defense Technologies operations include three manufacturing locations in the United States, employing approximately 600 people and supplying airborne countermeasure products and combustible ordnance for allied military forces. 

Esterline CEO Curtis Reusser said, "In addition to his years of defense industry and management experience, Scott has a proven track record of success with achieving world-class operational performance, maintaining high regulatory compliance standards, and making excellent strides in workplace safety. I'm excited for him to bring immediate value to our team."

Before joining Esterline, Selle ran his own small consulting business supporting aerospace and defense manufacturing companies with operational and growth goals. Prior to that, he was President of Nammo Talley Inc., a developer of aerospace and defense munitions products similar to those manufactured within Esterline Defense Technologies. He also spent time as President of Fairchild Controls Corp. -- a division of the Airbus Group -- and held several roles of increasing responsibility within Honeywell Aerospace. Before his career in industry, Selle served in the United States Navy submarine force, achieving the rank of Lieutenant. He has a bachelor's degree in Materials Science Engineering from the University of Florida and an MBA from Arizona State University. Selle is also a Six Sigma Black Belt continuous improvement expert, and from 2013 to 2015 was the chairman of the Industrial Committee of Ammunition Producers, a government-industry alliance for the open exchange of information on issues related to ammunition and energetics.

Selle succeeds Jim Brandt, who is retiring later this year after five years with Esterline. Brandt was closely involved in the selection process to find the best successor to lead the Defense Technologies business going forward.

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 of approximately $2 billion, Esterline employs roughly 13,000 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 displays and integration systems, flight training and simulation equipment, 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.