Curtiss-Wright Corporation announced in a press release on the 1st August 2013 that Martin R Benante who is the current Chairman and CEO will retire in April 2015. To ensure a smooth transition during this period and effective immediately, David C Adams has been promoted to President and CEO and will serve as a member of the Board and following Mr Benante’s eventual retirement will then assume the dual role of Chairman and CEO.
Mr Benante has worked for Curtiss-Wright for nearly four decades and has served as Chairman and CEO since April 2000. During this period annual sales have grown from US$293 million to US$2.5 billion (based on current fiscal year 2013 guidance) and he has significantly expanded the Company’s product portfolio into new areas. Prior to his appointment in 2000 he held a variety of posts including President of the Flow Control business segment, Vice President of the Company and then President and Chief Operating Officer of Curtiss-Wright Corporation.
David C Adams, was President and Chief Operating Officer of Curtiss-Wright Corporation before this latest announcement and joined the company in 2000. During his tenure with Curtiss-Wright Corporation Mr Adams has had a number of positions but more recently he has had responsibility for Flow Control and served as President of two operating business segments, namely Controls and Surface Technologies.<< Back to News