LONDON Curtiss-Wright Controls Embedded Computing has appointed John Hunter as managing director of its Cambridge, U.K. operation.
Hunter will have overall responsibility for manufacturing, design and operations at the Cambridge engineering facility (formerly Primagraphics), a center of excellence for radar command and control system capabilities.
Darwin Beckel, president of Subsystems, Curtiss-Wright Controls Embedded Computing, said, “These are exciting times for the Cambridge operation and I am delighted to have the opportunity to appoint John Hunter to lead the team as we continue to grow and to demonstrate to customers the considerable strengths within the integrated Embedded Computing group. The Cambridge facility, in conjunction with our well-established sales operation in Cardiff, UK, demonstrates our commitment to serve our growing customer base in Europe, the world’s second largest defense electronics market. We also now boast an industry-leading video and graphics portfolio which is unmatched in the market.”
Hunter has extensive knowledge and experience of the aerospace and defense markets. His 25-year career began as an engineer officer at the Royal Navy submarine base at Faslane, Glasgow. He later joined defense electronics company, Thomson CSF, working mainly in Paris (Versailles) for the space systems division. In 1999, he was appointed sales and marketing director at Primagraphics and became a key part of the management team that built the radar, video and graphics specialist into the highly-successful and profitable operation that was acquired by Curtiss-Wright in 2004.
Hunter said, “Graphics and real-time video is a key element of many military and C4ISR programs including naval consoles, rugged vehicles, unmanned armored vehicles (UAVs) and airborne command and control. Curtiss-Wright has the core products and technical knowledge to offer unique COTS solutions to complex requirements while balancing the need for performance with the requirement for long-term support.”