Business & Finance: At 52

The Curtiss-Wright Corp., which has had its share of top echelon troubles during the past year, last week got a new president: Roy T. Hurley, director of manufacturing engineering at the Ford Motor Co. He was handpicked by Wall Street Investment Banker Paul V. Shields, who took over as Curtiss-Wright's chairman and chief executive officer last April. Shields wanted a man who could cut costs at Curtiss-Wright and lift its sales volume to a profitable level with an additional line of non-aviation products.

Affable, 52-year-old Roy Hurley has been in & out of the airplane business ever since he got a job...

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