Joanne Karimi, formerly human resources chief at Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, has joined Curtiss-Wright (NYSE: CW) as vice president for human resources and will report directly to President and CEO David Adams.
“She will play a critical role in leading our team towards achieving our strategic growth objectives,” Adams said Monday.
Karimi will succeed Paul Ferdenzi, who is moving into the roles of VP, general counsel and corporate secretary after three years as human resources VP.
She is a former president of the American Society for Training & Development and worked on executive communications, global realignment, restructuring, talent development and acquisition at ASTD.
Karimi has also held human resources positions at Barnett Banks, Walt Disney, PacifiCord, CCI and FARO Technologies.