Esterline Technologies Corporation (Esterline) is a specialized manufacturing company principally serving aerospace and defense customers. The Company designs, manufactures and markets engineered products and systems for application within the industries it serves. It focuses on the development of these products in three key technology segments: avionics and controls, sensors and systems, and advanced materials including thermally engineered components and specialized high-performance elastomers and other complex materials, principally for aerospace and defense markets. Subsequent to the fiscal year ended October 31, 2008 (fiscal 2008), Esterline acquired NMC Group, Inc. and disposed of a non-core business operating as Muirhead Aerospace and Traxsys Input Products Limited. On December 15, 2008, the Company acquired NMC Group, Inc.