New Human Resources VP Selected for Esterline

BELLEVUE, WA–(Marketwired – Jan 27, 2015) – Esterline Corporation ( (NYSE: ESL), a leading global specialty manufacturer primarily serving the aerospace and defense markets, has announced the selection of Paul Benson to serve as the company’s Vice President, Human Resources. Benson succeeds Tom Heine, who has retired from the role after nearly 15 years with Esterline.

Esterline CEO Curtis Reusser said, “I’d like to thank Tom for his years of valuable service and his positive impact on the company, not to mention his time spent introducing Paul to Esterline’s people and culture. I’m also extremely pleased we were able to find such a well-qualified successor in Paul, who has the right talent, experience, and attitude to fill this important role with our growing, global company.”

Benson has significant international experience as well as hands-on experience in all HR functions. Most recently, he spent seven years as a Senior HR Director at Hewlett-Packard. While there, he was a leader in the corporate-wide implementation of an HR management system across hundreds of thousands of employees located in more than 100 countries. He also had overall accountability for leading the HR diligence, transition, and early integration activities for more than 30 global acquisitions and divestitures for the company ranging in size from three employees to 150,000 employees and $13 billion in value. Prior to HP, Benson worked for Intel Corporation and Nalley Foods. He has an MBA from Arizona State University and a bachelor’s degree in business from St. Martin’s college.

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 approaching $2 billion, Esterline employs roughly 12,000 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 integration systems, 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.

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Kim Martin Joins Vantiv as Chief Human Resources Officer

Kim Martin Joins Vantiv as Chief Human Resources Officer

CINCINNATI – Jan. 26, 2015Vantiv, Inc. (VNTV), a leading provider of payment processing services and related technology solutions for merchants and financial institutions of all sizes, announced today that Kim Martin will join the company as chief human resources officer. Martin will report to Chief Executive Officer Charles Drucker and will be responsible for all human resources functions, including recruiting, talent development and performance management.

“Kim is a results-oriented professional with strong experience leading people, and attracting and developing talent, which is critical to our growth plans,” said Drucker. “She brings our company strong HR insights from across a variety of industries, both domestic and international. I am pleased to have her join the Vantiv family, and I look forward to her contributions.”

Throughout her career, Martin has held a number of human resources leadership positions with increasing levels of responsibility. Most recently, she served as vice president of human resources for the Americas at Zimmer Holdings. Previously, she served as executive human resources leader at GE Healthcare`s Monitoring Solutions and Diagnostic Cardiology division.

“Vantiv is at the forefront of the payments industry due in no small part to its talent,” said Martin. “I am eager to help shape the human resources function and to help enable our current and future talent to take us to the next level of success.” 

Martin holds a bachelor`s degree in speech communications and a master`s degree in labor and industrial relations, both from the University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana. She also is a graduate of General Electric`s Human Resources Leadership Program.

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About Vantiv, Inc.
Vantiv, Inc. (VNTV) is a leading, integrated payment processor differentiated by a single, proprietary technology platform. Vantiv offers a comprehensive suite of traditional and innovative payment processing and technology solutions to merchants and financial institutions of all sizes in the U.S., enabling them to address their payment processing needs through a single provider. We build strong relationships with our customers, helping them become more efficient, more secure and more successful. Vantiv is the third largest merchant acquirer and the largest PIN debit acquirer based on number of transactions in the U.S. The company`s growth strategy includes expanding further into high growth payment segments, such as integrated payments, payment facilitation (PayFacTM), mobile, prepaid and information solutions, and attractive industry verticals such as business-to-business, ecommerce, healthcare, gaming, government and education. For more information, visit

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