Board of Directors
NYSE: CW 120.24 +0.00 +0% Volume: 165,900 December 14, 2017

David C. Adams , Chairman and Chief Executive Officer

David C. Adams has served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the Company since January 1, 2015. Prior to this, he served as President and Chief Executive Officer of the Company from August 2013, and was named a member of the Board.

Mr. Adams served as Chief Operating Officer from 2012 with responsibility for expanding global opportunities for the Company's diversified business operations and products – overseeing the Company's three former operating segments – Flow Control, Controls and Surface Technologies. Mr. Adams previously served as Co-Chief Operating Officer since 2008, with responsibility for all aspects of the Controls and Surface Technologies segments' strategic goals, technology development, global operations and financial performance. Prior to that, he was President of Curtiss-Wright Controls, the Motion Control Segment of the Corporation, since 2005. In this role, he led global strategy including fostering internal innovation, developing cross-market applications and acquiring pioneering technologies to achieve their full potential in high-performance markets. Mr. Adams has more than 31 years of experience in the aerospace, defense and electronics technology markets.

Mr. Adams' leadership and operational experience as a member of the Curtiss-Wright executive team, which has included the integration of 17 acquisitions, provide a solid foundation to lead Curtiss-Wright through the next phase of its evolution.

Dean M. Flatt

Elected 2012

Former President and Chief Operating Officer Honeywell International Inc.'s Defense and Space business

Dean M. Flatt, age 66, served as President and Chief Operating Officer of the Defense and Space business of Honeywell International Inc. from July, 2005 to July, 2008. Prior to that, he served as President of Honeywell’s Aerospace Electronics Systems business from December 2001 to July 2005, and as President of its Specialty Materials and Chemicals business from July 2000 to December 2001. Since May 2010, he has been a member of the Operating Executive Board of JF Lehman & Company, a private equity investment firm, and is a director of Ducommun Inc. since January 2009, Industrial Container Services (ICS), LLC, since January 2012, and Non-Executive Chairman of the Board of National Technical Systems (NTS), LLC, since January, 2014.br>
Mr. Flatt has been a Director of Curtiss-Wright since February 2012 and serves as a member of the Audit Committee and the Executive Compensation Committee. He possesses an in-depth understanding of the aerospace industry from his years at Honeywell, a leading global supplier of aerospace products, and his current Board experience with ICS as well as extensive experience in operating management, evaluating new business opportunities, and private equity investing.

S. Marce Fuller

Elected 2000

Former President & Chief Executive Officer, Mirant Corporation, Inc. (formerly Southern Energy, Inc.)
Former Director, Earthlink, Inc.

S. Marce Fuller, age 56, was President and Chief Executive Officer of Mirant Corporation from July 1999 to October 2005 and a Director of Mirant Corporation from July 1999 to January 2006. She served as a Director of Earthlink, Inc. from January 2002 to April 2014. At Earthlink, she served as Chairperson of the Audit Committee, Leadership and Compensation Committee, and Corporate Governance and Nominating Committee, and as Lead Independent Director.

Ms. Fuller has been a Director of the Company since 2000 and serves as Chairperson of the Executive Compensation Committee and as a member of the Audit Committee. Since May 2015, she is also serving as Lead Independent Director of the Company for a term of one year expiring in May 2016, or until her successor is appointed. She has an in-depth understanding of the power generation industry, evidenced by 21 years of experience at Southern Energy and Mirant Corporation, where she served in increasing levels of managerial responsibility. In November 2001, Ms. Fuller was named chairperson of the U.S. Department of Energy’s Electricity Advisory Board. Her ability to lead a company at the highest level of management, coupled with her in-depth knowledge of the power generation industry, one of Curtiss-Wright’s largest markets, provides the Company with a valuable resource in seeking new opportunities and platforms for its power generation industry products and services.

Rita J. Heise

Elected 2016

Former Corporate Vice President and Chief Information Officer of Cargill, Incorporated

Rita J. Heise, age 60, has worked as a business consultant since January 2012. From 2002 through her retirement in December 2011, she served as a Corporate Vice President and Chief Information Officer of Cargill, Incorporated. Prior to joining Cargill, Ms. Heise was the Chief Information Officer for the aerospace business of Honeywell International Inc. and for Honeywell’s Europe, Middle East, and Africa operations. Since 2012, Ms. Heise has been a Director of Fastenal Company and is a member of the Compensation Committee.

Ms. Heise has been a Director of Curtiss-Wright since 2016 and serves as a member of the Audit Committee and the Committee on Directors and Governance. Ms. Heise has participated in information technology industry committees and currently serves as chair of the board of Blue Cross Blue Shield of Minnesota, a non-profit health services company. She previously served on the board of Adventium Labs, a privately-held systems engineering and cyber-security company. Ms. Heise’s information technology background, combined with a diverse operations background, offers the board valuable insight on ways for the Company to maximize the use of advancing technologies in marketing, operations, and distribution.

Bruce D. Hoechner

Elected 2017

President and Chief Executive Officer, and a Director, of Rogers Corporation

Bruce D. Hoechner, age 57, has served as President and Chief Executive Officer and as a member of the Board of Directors of Rogers Corporation, since October 2011. Prior to joining Rogers Corporation, he served as President, Asia Pacific region, based in Shanghai, China, for Dow Chemical Company, a global diversified chemical and material company, from October 2009 to October 2011. Prior to its acquisition by Dow Chemical Company, Mr. Hoechner held positions of increasing responsibility in the U.S. and internationally with Rohm and Haas Company.

Mr. Hoechner has been a Director of Curtiss-Wright since 2017 and serves as a member of the Committee on Directors and Governance and the Finance Committee. He has many years of broad leadership experience across numerous geographies, businesses, and functions with particularly strong international experience. Mr. Hoechner brings to the Board the perspective of someone familiar with all facets of worldwide business operations, with significant expertise in international marketing and business strategy development as well as the experience of leading a global, NYSE-listed company. This broad and extensive experience in leadership roles, along with his board experience, enhances Mr. Hoechner’s contributions and values to the Company’s Board.

Dr. Allen A. Kozinski

Elected 2007

Former Vice President, Global Refining of British Petroleum PLC

Dr. Allen A. Kozinski, age 75, served as Group Vice President, Global Refining of BP plc from 1998 through 2002. Dr. Kozinski, who holds a Ph.D. in chemical engineering, held several senior positions at BP and Amoco both leading oil and gas companies. He began his professional career as a research engineer at Standard Oil of Indiana.

He has been a Director of the Company since 2007 and serves as Chairperson of the Committee on Directors and Governance and as a member of the Finance Committee. Mr. Kozinski has an in-depth understanding of the oil and gas industry, evidenced by his past employment at Amoco Corporation and BP, where he served in increasing levels of managerial responsibility, including business unit manager and then Vice President, Technology, Engineering and International Development at Amoco, and as Group Vice President, Global Refining at BP. During his tenure, he led the sale of several small businesses and the integration of acquired refineries. His business and process knowledge provides Curtiss-Wright with invaluable insight into opportunities for expansion in the oil and gas industry, which is of increasing significance to the Company’s future growth.

Admiral John B. Nathman

Elected 2008

Admiral, U.S. Navy (Ret.)

Admiral (Ret.) John B. Nathman, age 68, served as commander of U.S. Fleet Forces Command from February 2005 to May 2007, and as Vice Chief of Naval Operations from August 2004 to February 2005. From August 2002 to August 2004, he served as Deputy Chief of Naval Operations for Warfare Requirements and Programs at the Pentagon, and as Commander, Naval Air Forces, from October 2001 to August 2002. From August 2000 to October 2001, he served as Commander of Naval Air Forces, U.S. Pacific Fleet.

Admiral Nathman has been a Director of the Company since 2008 and serves as a member of the Audit Committee and the Committee on Directors and Governance. His strong leadership, coupled with his extensive and in-depth understanding of U.S. government spending, especially defense spending and military products, evidenced by 37 years of service in high-level commands in the United States Navy, provides the Company a competitive advantage in seeking new opportunities and platforms for its defense industry products and services.

Robert J. Rivet

Elected 2011

Former Executive Vice President, Chief Operations and Administrative Officer of Advanced Micro Devices, Inc.

Robert J. Rivet, age 63, was Executive Vice President, Chief Operations and Administrative Officer of Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. (AMD) from October 2008 to February 2011, and was Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of AMD from September 2000 until October 2009. Since 2009, he has served as a Director of Globalfoundries, Inc.

He has been a Director of Curtiss-Wright since 2011 and serves as Chairperson of the Audit Committee and as a member of the Executive Compensation Committee. Mr. Rivet has an in-depth understanding of the preparation and analysis of financial statements based upon his 35 years of financial experience. In addition, Mr. Rivet led numerous acquisition and divestiture activities while at AMD and Motorola Corporation. His extensive financial knowledge is an invaluable asset to the Board in its oversight of the integrity of the Company’s financial statements and the financial reporting process. Additionally, his in-depth understanding of high technology industries such as the semiconductor business, and experience in mergers and acquisitions is a valuable resource in the Company’s search for new strategic business opportunities and acquisitions.

Albert E. Smith

Elected 2006

Former Chairman of Tetra Tech., Inc
Former Executive Vice President & Officer of Lockheed Martin Corporation

Albert E. Smith, age 67, served as Chairman of Tetra Tech, Inc. from March 2006 to January 2008 and has been a director of Tetra Tech since May 2005. He has been a director of CDI Corp. since October 2008, and from 2002 to 2005, served as a member of the Secretary of Defense’s Science Board. Mr. Smith was employed at Lockheed Martin Corp. from August 1985 to January 2005. Mr. Smith served as an Executive Vice President of Lockheed Martin from September 1999 until June 2005.

Mr. Smith, a Director of Curtiss-Wright since 2006, serves as Chairperson of the Finance Committee and a member of the Committee on Directors and Governance. Mr. Smith has an in-depth understanding of the aerospace industry, gained from his years at Lockheed Martin, where he served in a series of positions of increasing responsibility in space, launch vehicles and ground systems. His career experience as an electrical engineer, senior operating executive and as a director of other public companies positions him to provide Curtiss-Wright with a competitive advantage in seeking new opportunities and platforms for its aerospace industry products and services.

Peter C. Wallace

Elected 2016

Former Chief Executive Officer and a Director of Gardner Denver Inc.
Former President and Chief Executive Officer, and a Director, of Robbins & Myers, Inc.

Peter C. Wallace, age 62, served as Chief Executive Officer and a Director of Gardner Denver Inc. from June 2014 until his retirement as of January 1, 2016. Prior to joining Gardner Denver, he served as President and Chief Executive Officer, and a Director, of Robbins & Myers, Inc., from 2004 until it was acquired in February 2013 by National Oilwell Varco, Inc. Mr. Wallace currently serves as a Director of Applied Industrial Technologies, Inc., since 2005, and Rogers Corporation, since 2010. He also serves on the board of a private manufacturing firm engaged in packaging equipment and industrial markets.

Mr. Wallace has been a Director of Curtiss-Wright since 2016 and serves as a member of the Executive Compensation Committee and the Finance Committee. He possesses a wide and varied background as a senior executive in global industrial equipment manufacturing, one of the Company’s end markets. He brings to the Board the perspective of someone familiar with all facets of worldwide business operations, including the experience of leading a NYSE-listed company. This broad and extensive experience in leadership roles, along with his board experience, enhances Mr. Wallace’s contributions and values to the Company’s Board.