Esterline Interface Technologies Acquires Gamesman Limited

Global gaming component manufacturer strengthens Esterline’s gaming market presence 

LONDON – February 5, 2013 – Esterline Corporation, a leading specialty manufacturer serving aerospace, defense and industrial markets, announced today that its Interface Technologies business platform has acquired Gamesman Limited (Gamesman), a privately held gaming equipment components and systems manufacturer.

Like Esterline, Gamesman produces advanced touch panel displays, programmable button decks, mechanical buttons and other key components for leading OEM gaming system manufacturers worldwide.  The company holds multiple technology patents and operates facilities in Europe, North America and China.

Dennis Staver, Platform President for Esterline Interface Technologies, said, “Gamesman expands Esterline’s capabilities and market reach with a strong leadership team, great products and an important portfolio of customers in key markets.”  He added, “We believe our combined operations will both improve our ability to serve current customers, and present an even more compelling partner for OEM manufacturers in this growing market.”

Mark Smith, who will continue to serve as Managing Director of Gamesman, said: “I am delighted to have completed the agreement with Esterline, and to be part of an organization which shares the same principles of product innovation and commitment to customer service.

“We will continue to apply those core principles to our gaming business, and look forward to delivering new and relevant innovations gained from our combined research and development effort. I am grateful to our partnered customers and suppliers for their continued support as we embark on the next exciting chapter in the life of the company.”

About Esterline Interface Technologies
Esterline Interface Technologies is a global group of companies specializing in the design and manufacture of innovative touch, sensing, and control human interface systems for leading original equipment manufacturers, defining the user experience for specialized medical equipment, advanced military and security solutions, industrial equipment, high tech gaming applications, and custom designed input components.  Esterline Interface Technologies is a marketing name for Advanced Input Devices, LRE Medical GmbH, and Memtron Input Components, all wholly owned subsidiaries of Esterline Technologies Corporation.  Esterline is a leading worldwide supplier to the aerospace and defense industry specializing in three core areas:  Avionics & Controls, Sensors & Systems, and Advanced Materials.

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