US-based Curtiss-Wright Corp. has announced the promotion of David J Linton, President of the corporation’s Flow Control segment, and David C Adams, President of the Motion Control segment, to the newly created positions of Co-Chief Operating Officers. As part of the realignment, Mr Adams will also assume responsibility for the Metal Treatment segment. Edward Bloom will be retiring as President of Metal Treatment in April 2009 after 35 years of service and has agreed to serve as a consultant to the company. Mr Linton brings 26 years of experience in aerospace, defense and technology markets to his new position. Mr Adams joined Curtiss-Wright’s Motion Control segment in 2000 and led the global development of the Integrated Sensing division, including a two-year relocation to the UK.