PERSONNEL: Exit Hurley

Ending months of bickering, Roy T. Hurley, 63, resigned last week as president, chairman and director of the CurtissWright Corp. Hurley joined C.W. in 1949 when 16 of its 19 plants were idle, revitalized the ailing company. He slashed costs, ramrodded through a diversification program into electronics, plastics, nuclear reactors, rockets and ultrasonics. But in pushing diversification, he let his research and work on products coming off the line lag. Although the Wright turbo compound engine was standard on both the DC-7 and Super Constellation, it proved so unsatisfactory that airlines...

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