Industry & Services >> CEO Interviews >> April 19, 2004


Martin R. Benante joined the Curtiss-Wright corporate staff in April 1999 and was appointed CEO and Chairman of Curtiss-Wright Corporation in April 2000. During his tenure, Curtiss-Wright has increased sales from $330 million to nearly $2 billion, including more than 40 acquisitions. In addition, Mr. Benante implemented a diversification strategy that saw Curtiss-Wright reduce its dependence on the commercial aerospace market from two-thirds of total sales to 14%, while increasing the company's U.S. government business and energy portfolio, including commercial nuclear power and oil and gas. Profile
TWST: We'd like to begin with a sketch of the company.

Mr. Benante: The Curtiss-Wright Corporation traces its roots back to the

Wright brothers, Orville and Wilbur, and also Glenn Curtiss.