K. Christopher Farkas Promoted to Curtiss-Wright VP, CFO

K. Christopher Farkas, vice president of finance and corporate controller at Curtiss-Wright (NYSE: CW), has been promoted to VP and chief financial officer of the company.

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He succeeds the retiring Glenn Tynan, who will help facilitate the transition by continuously serving as a VP until fall 2020, and will report directly to David Adams, chairman and CEO of Curtiss-Wright, the company said Thursday.

Adams said the appointment reflects Farkas’ contributions to the company’s financial performance for more than a decade. “Chris possesses a wide range of both financial and operational experience, and I'm confident that he will ensure a smooth transition and help drive Curtiss-Wright’s long-term profitable growth,” he added.

Farkas’ tenure at Curtiss-Wright included time as an adviser to the company’s board and senior management team on accounting, financial reporting, tax, treasury, government compliance and financial planning and analysis processes. He is a certified public accountant who held financial, operational and technical roles for more than a decade at several companies, including Parker Hannifin (NYSE: PH) and United Technologies Corp., which now operates as Raytheon Technologies (NYSE: RTX).

Gary Ogilby, VP of finance and administration at Curtiss-Wright’s surface technologies division, will succeed Farkas as VP and corporate controller, effective May 12. His career at the company included time as assistant corporate controller and manager of external reporting and accounting policy.

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