Industry & Services >> CEO Interviews >> November 14, 2011

Esterline Technologies Corporation – Brad Lawrence

Brad Lawrence is President and Chief Executive Officer of Esterline Technologies Corporation. He brought more than 30 years of experience in the technology and manufacturing industries when he joined Esterline in 2002 as President of its advanced input systems operation. His role soon was expanded to include general management responsibility for Esterline's interface technologies business platform. His responsibilities expanded further in 2007, when he was appointed to the position of Group Vice President for Esterline. In September 2009, he was appointed Esterline's President and Chief Operating Officer and was promoted to CEO in November of that same year. Before joining Esterline, Mr. Lawrence held management and executive positions in sales, marketing and operations with Rockwell International, PACCAR Inc., Conductive Rubber Technology Inc., Flow International Corporation and PRI Automation Inc. He holds an MBA from the University of Pittsburgh and a bachelor's degree in business administration from The Pennsylvania State University. Profile
TWST: Please introduce us to Esterline with a brief history of the company and a discussion of your operations.

Mr. Lawrence: Esterline (ESL)was a diversified industrial conglomerate in the 1990s.