Curtiss-Wright Names John Hunter Managing Director of its Cambridge, UK Embedded Computing Operation

CAMBRIDGE, UK, July 25, 2005 – Curtiss-Wright Controls Embedded Computing has appointed John Hunter as managing director of its Cambridge, UK operation (formerly Primagraphics).

Mr. Hunter will have overall responsibility for manufacturing, design and operations at the Cambridge engineering facility, strengthening the site’s growing reputation as a center of excellence for radar command and control system capabilities. In this new position, Mr. Hunter will report to Darwin Beckel, president of Subsystems, Curtiss-Wright Controls Embedded Computing.

“These are exciting times for the Cambridge operation and I am delighted to have the opportunity to appoint John Hunter to lead the team as we continue to grow and to demonstrate to customers the considerable strengths within the integrated Embedded Computing group,” said Mr. Beckel. “The Cambridge facility, in conjunction with our well-established sales operation in Cardiff, UK, demonstrates our commitment to serve our growing customer base in Europe, the world’s second largest defense electronics market. We also now boast an industry-leading video and graphics portfolio which is unmatched in the market.”

Mr. Hunter has extensive knowledge and experience of the aerospace and defense markets. His 25-year career began as an engineer officer at the Royal Navy submarine base at Faslane, Glasgow. He later joined defense electronics giant, Thomson CSF, working mainly in Paris (Versailles) for the space systems division. In 1999, he was appointed sales and marketing director at Primagraphics and became a key part of the management team that built the radar, video and graphics specialist into the highly-successful and profitable operation that was acquired by Curtiss-Wright in 2004.

“Graphics and real-time video is a key element of many military and C4ISR programs including naval consoles, rugged vehicles, unmanned armored vehicles (UAVs) and airborne command and control,” said Mr. Hunter. “Curtiss-Wright has the core products and technical knowledge to offer unique COTS solutions to complex requirements while balancing the need for performance with the requirement for long-term support.”

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