Curtis Reusser ’82 is our May luncheon speaker.
Curt Reusser ’82 is Chairman of the Board and CEO of one of Puget Sound’s highly respected companies – Esterline Corporation (NYSE: ESL) (www.esterline.com), a leading specialty manufacturer serving global aerospace and defense markets. Prior to this Reusser was President of United Technologies’ multi-billion dollar Aircraft Systems business.
Early in his career, Reusser served as Manager for Engineering of TRAMCO which led him up the ladder at Goodrich to President, Electronic Systems Segment, a $2.6 billion business with 7,800 employees and operations in seven countries, consisting of three business units: Sensors & Integrated Systems; Engine Controls & Electric Power Systems; and Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance Systems. While there, he developed and executed several strategic acquisitions and established joint-venture partnerships that generated significant improvement in segment-level profitability. In previous years with Goodrich, he held various positions of increasing responsibility, including President, Aerostructures. That division nearly doubled its sales over the five years of his leadership and became widely recognized for world-class application of lean.
Curt received his BS in Industrial Engineering and Mechanical Engineering from the University of Washington. He subsequently earned a Certificate in Business Management from the University of San Diego.
We were honored to have Curt as a speaker. He was quite generous in answering the many questions from the crowd.