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Friday, April 22, 2016

Esterline Appoints New Avionics Systems Exec

Juliet Van Wagenen

Photo: Esterline

[Avionics Today 04-22-2016] Esterline has selected Michel Potvin to be platform president of the company's Montreal-based avionics systems business group. The group includes manufacturing operations in Canada, the United States and Belgium, as well as sales support locations around the world.

Potvin has been with Esterline for five years, serving first as platform president for the company's control systems group and was later promoted to vice president of corporate marketing and strategy for the enterprise. Prior to joining Esterline, he held the position of vice president at L-3 MAS, a Canadian division of L-3 Communications, where he was responsible for leading all Military Maintenance, Repair, Overall & Upgrade (MRO&U) and Special Mission Aircraft (SMA) activities for a global customer base.

Potvin succeeds Greg Yeldon in the avionics systems platform president role, who will be leaving Esterline in early May to pursue other opportunities. The avionics systems business group operates within the company's avionics and controls segment, which provides cockpit electronics, display technologies, navigation systems, and recently acquired strategic display, avionics, and training and simulation capabilities.

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