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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Curtis Reusser

55 2014 Chairman of the Board, President, Chief Executive Officer

Robert George

59 2012 Chief Financial Officer, Vice President and Corporate Development

Roger Ross

47 2015 President - Sensors and Systems Segment

Albert Yost

50 2015 President - Avionics & Controls and Advanced Materials Segments

Paul Benson

51 2015 Chief Human Resource Officer, Vice President

Marcia Mason

63 2013 Vice President, General Counsel

Paul Haack

65 2011 Lead Independent Director

Michael Cave

55 2015 Independent Director

Delores Etter

68 2010 Independent Director

Anthony Franceschini

64 2002 Independent Director

Mary Howell

63 2011 Independent Director

Scott Kuechle

56 2012 Independent Director

James Morris

67 2007 Independent Director

Gary Pruitt

66 2009 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Curtis Reusser

Mr. Curtis C. Reusser is Chairman of the Board, President, Chief Executive Officer of Esterline Technologies Corporation since March 2014. Prior to that time, he was President and Chief Executive Officer from October 2013 to March 2014. Previously, he was President, Aircraft Systems of UTC Aerospace Systems for United Technologies Corporation, a provider of a broad range of high-technology products and services to the global aerospace and building systems industries, from July 2012 to October 2013. Prior to that time, he was President of the Electronic Systems segment of Goodrich Corporation, an aerospace and defense company that was acquired by UTC in July 2012, from January 2008 to July 2012. Mr. Reusser has a B.S. degree in Industrial and Mechanical Engineering from the University of Washington and a Certificate in Business Management from the University of San Diego.

Robert George

Mr. Robert D. George is Chief Financial Officer, Vice President and Corporate Development of Esterline Technologies Corporation, since October 2012. From July 2011 to October 2012, he was Vice President, Chief Financial Officer, Corporate Development and Secretary. Prior to that time, he was Vice President, Chief Financial Officer, Secretary and Treasurer since July 1999. Mr. George has an M.B.A. from the Fuqua School of Business at Duke University and a B.A. degree in Economics from Drew University.

Roger Ross

Mr. Roger A. Ross is President - Sensors and Systems Segment of Esterline Technologies Corporation since august 2015. Prior to that time, he was Senior Vice President, Actuation & Propeller Systems, at UTC Aerospace Systems for United Technologies Corporation, a provider of a broad range of high-technology products and services to the global aerospace and building systems industries, from January 2014 to July 2015. From January 2010 to December 2013, he was Vice President, Aerostructures Aftermarket at UTC Aerospace Systems for United Technologies Corporation. Mr. Ross has an M.B.A. from the University of Colorado, an M.S. degree in Mechanical Engineering from Colorado State University and a B.S. degree in Mechanical Engineering from Colorado State University.

Albert Yost

Mr. Albert S. Yost has been President of Avionics & Controls and Advanced Materials Segment of Esterline Technologies Corporation since August 2015. From July 2011 to February 2014, he was Group Vice President and Treasurer, and from November 2009 to June 2011 he was Group Vice President. Previously, he was President of Advanced Input Systems, a subsidiary of the Company from January 2007, and held management responsibilities for Esterline’s Interface Technologies business platform from May 2007. Mr. Yost has an M.B.A. from Utah State University and a B.A. degree in Economics from Brigham Young University.

Paul Benson

Mr. Paul Patrick Benson has been Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer since April 2015. Prior to that time, he was Vice President, Human Resources from December 2014 to March 2015 and Senior Director, Human Resources from November 2014 to December 2014. Prior to that time, he was Senior Human Resources Director at Hewlett Packard Company, a technology products and services company, from 2006 to November 2014. Mr. Benson has an M.B.A. from Arizona State University and a B.A. degree in Business from St. Martin’s College.

Marcia Mason

Ms. Marcia J. Mason has been vice president, general counsel of Esterline Technologies Corporation, since September 2013. Prior to that time she was General Counsel and Vice President, Administration from August 2012 to September 2013, and Vice President, Human Resources from March 1993 to July 2012. Ms. Mason has a J.D. degree from Northwestern University School of Law and a B.A. degree in Political Science from Portland State University.

Paul Haack

Mr. Paul V. Haack is Lead Independent Director of Esterline Technologies Corp since 2011. Prior to 2006, Mr. Haack was a Senior Partner with Deloitte & Touche LLP (an international public accounting firm). He is currently a trustee of the University of Montana Foundation. He has been a director of the Company since 2006. During his tenure at Deloitte, Mr. Haack was a leader of its Aerospace and Defense Practice, which provided him with knowledge and experience relevant to the Company’s industry. Mr. Haack also gained extensive experience in complex mergers and acquisitions and capital structure issues from his career at Deloitte, and from his tenure as director and Audit Committee Chair at SonoSite, including during Sonosite’s successful sale to FujiFilm for which he served on the Transaction Committee. As a practicing CPA for 33 years, he has extensive expertise in finance, accounting and regulatory matters related to financial reporting, and has experience with the complexities of doing business overseas. The broad skillset he brings to the Board enhances the Board’s oversight of financial reporting, enterprise risks, as well as the Company’s strategy in the markets in which the Company operates and positions him well to serve as the Company’s lead independent director.

Michael Cave

Mr. Michael J. Cave is Independent Director of Esterline Technologies Corporation. Mr. Cave served as a Senior Vice President of The Boeing Company (a leading aerospace company and manufacturer of commercial jetliners and military aircraft), from January 2010 to May 2014. During this same time period, he also served as President of Boeing Capital Corporation (a wholly owned Boeing subsidiary that is primarily responsible for arranging, structuring and providing financing for Boeing’s commercial airplane and space and defense products). Prior to that time, he served as Senior Vice President of Business Development and Strategy at The Boeing Company, as well as Vice President of Business Strategy & Marketing of Boeing Commercial Airplanes from 2006 until late 2009. He is also a director of AirCastle Ltd., Ball Corporation and Harley Davidson.

Delores Etter

Dr. Delores M. Etter, Ph.D., is Independent Director of Esterline Technologies Corporation since 2010. Dr. Etter has been a member of the Department of Electrical Engineering at Southern Methodist University since June 2008. She holds the Caruth Professorship in Engineering Education and is a Distinguished Fellow in the Darwin Deason Institute for Cyber Security. Dr. Etter is a member of the National Academy of Engineering, a former member of the National Science Board, and a Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers. She is also a director of Stantec Inc. Her current term expires in 2018. Dr. Etter has had multiple, substantive experiences within the U.S. Department of Defense, including serving as the Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Research, Development, and Acquisition, and as the Deputy Under Secretary of Defense for Science and Technology, as well as serving on the faculty at public and private academic institutions. These experiences, coupled with her deep technical knowledge in the areas of sensors and software, and her familiarity with the Joint Strike Fighter and other military aircraft enable Dr. Etter to provide insight and guidance to management and the Board.

Anthony Franceschini

Mr. Anthony P. Franceschini is Independent Director of Esterline Technologies Corporation since 2002. Prior to May 2009, Mr. Franceschini was the President and Chief Executive Officer of Stantec Inc. (an engineering, architecture and related professional services design firm), having held such positions since June 1998. He has served and continues to serve as a director of Stantec Inc. since March 1994. He is chairman of the board for ZCL Composites Inc. and also a director of Aecon Group Inc. and two other private companies. His current term expires in 2017. Mr. Franceschini has substantive experience in the area of mergers and acquisitions, having guided Stantec Inc. through a period of significant growth facilitated through many successful acquisitions, which enhances the Board’s oversight of strategic transactions and other growth plans. His understanding of the acquisition process and post-acquisition integration is beneficial to the Board and management as acquisitions and effective integration of acquisitions remain key focus areas for the Company. Additionally, as a Canadian citizen, Mr. Franceschini’s familiarity with Canadian business and banking practices adds meaningful oversight of Esterline’s investments in Canada.

Mary Howell

Ms. Mary L. Howell is Independent Director of Esterline Technologies Corp since 2011. Prior to January 2010, Ms. Howell was the Executive Vice President of Textron, Inc. (a multi-industry company serving aircraft, automotive, defense, industrial, and finance businesses), having held such position since August 1995. Ms. Howell is also a board member of the Atlantic Council of the United States, and Vectrus, Inc. Her current term expires in 2018. Ms. Howell has extensive experience in the commercial and military markets that strengthen the Board’s oversight of the Company’s strategic plans. Her deep expertise in global operations, marketing, sales, business development and merger and acquisition transactions as well as her service on the boards of the National Association of Manufacturers and the Aerospace Industries Association enhance the Board’s oversight of strategic matters and enterprise risk. Further, her former experience as a board member of FM Global has given her insight to sophisticated risk management practices that contributes to the Board’s oversight of the Company’s complex global operations.

Scott Kuechle

Mr. Scott E. Kuechle is Independent Director of Esterline Technologies Corporation since 2012. Prior to July 2012, Mr. Kuechle was the Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Goodrich Corporation (an aerospace and defense company) since August 2005. He is also a director of Kaman Corporation and Wesco Aircraft Holdings, Inc. He has been a director of the Company since 2012. Mr. Kuechle’s extensive experience within the aerospace and defense industry during his 29-year tenure at Goodrich and ongoing board experience at two other aerospace public companies provide relevant and valuable insights to the Board’s oversight of the Company’s strategic plans and initiatives. This industry experience, coupled with his deep expertise in corporate finance, mergers and acquisitions, and financial controls and analysis, provide the Board with a powerful skillset to draw upon as the Company continues to execute its strategic plan with a focus on organic growth, good-fit mergers and acquisitions, and operational excellence. In addition, Mr. Kuechle’s experience in complex corporate finance matters, including capital allocation, strengthen the Audit Committee’s oversight of audit, financial reporting and financial risk matters.

James Morris

Mr. James J. Morris is Independent Director of Esterline Technologies Corporation since 2007. Prior to 2007, Mr. Morris was the Vice President, Engineering and Manufacturing, of the Commercial Airplane business segment of The Boeing Company (a leading aerospace company and manufacturer of commercial jetliners and military aircraft), having held such position since 2005. He is a Principal at J2 Ventures LLC and is a director of Héroux-Devtek Inc., JURA Corporation, and LORD Corporation. His current term expires in 2017. Mr. Morris’ 35 years of experience with Boeing and over 10 years of experience serving on multiple boards provides him with deep global industry knowledge, operational experience in the aerospace and defense industry and familiarity with public company governance that is difficult to replicate. His general management experience as General Manager of Boeing’s Helicopter Division and later as General Manager of Boeing’s 777, 767 and 747 programs, as well as a leader of the global Supplier Management and the Engineering and Manufacturing organization at Boeing enable him to provide insightful guidance to the Company’s strategic direction and growth plans and its response to the challenges facing a global company. These experiences have provided Mr. Morris a unique understanding of the complexities involved in the dynamics of a low volume, high mix engineering and manufacturing environment found in Esterline’s operations.

Gary Pruitt

Mr. Gary E. Pruitt is Independent Director of Esterline Technologies Corporation, since December 2009. Prior to November 2010, Mr. Pruitt was the Chairman of Univar Inc. (a leading chemical distributor), having held such position since June 2002. He is also a director of Itron, Inc., Premera Blue Cross, and PS Business Parks, Inc., and is a trustee of Public Storage, Inc. His current term expires in 2018. Mr. Pruitt brings extensive knowledge of growing and directing large, complex, global companies gained through experience in CEO and Chairman roles at international public companies that enhances the Board’s oversight of the Company’s complex global operations. Mr. Pruitt also has significant experience in mergers and acquisitions, capital structure, treasury management and international finance and taxation that is valuable to the Board’s oversight of strategic transactions and the Company’s complex organizational tax structure. Mr. Pruitt’s significant experience over the years as a director for multiple public companies enable him to provide meaningful insight into Board function, governance and oversight responsibilities, and his experience with manufacturing companies strengthens the Board’s oversight of the Company’s operational excellence initiatives.

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