Curtiss-Wright (NYSE: CW) has a long history with its roots dating back to the Wright brothers' first flight in 1903. We have continued on the path innovation and advanced engineering, and have applied that expertise to a number of critical applications in high performance markets. Our success has resulted in a world-renowned reputation for performance, long-standing customer relationships and significant growth and profitability in the markets in which we compete.
Today, we are a diversified, multinational provider of highly engineered, technologically advanced products and services. We operate through three segments, Motion Control, Flow Control and Metal Treatment, which provide essential components to several of the largest, most vital industries in the world, including defense, commercial aerospace and energy. We have been a publicly traded company for more than 75 years and our highly engineered, innovative products are world-renowned for their advanced technology and unsurpassed reliability.
We have achieved balanced growth through the successful application of our core competencies in engineering and precision manufacturing, adapting these competencies to new markets through internal product development and a disciplined program of strategic acquisitions. Our overall strategy is to be a globally competitive company with established market leadership in profitable, niche markets.
In 2014 we transitioned to a new segment structure under the "One Curtiss-Wright" vision, realigning our business to an integrated, market-facing global diversified industrial company. The result is a more strategically aligned Curtiss-Wright that is now comprised of Commercial/Industrial, Defense and Energy segments. We continually focus on maintaining solid relationships with our customers, building on our competitive positions and creating market leadership through our technology investment. In this new structure, we will better utilize our scale while also providing for enhanced customer interaction. These strategies will continue to support our growth and generate margin expansion opportunities.
Curtiss-Wright recognizes that the success of the company can only be achieved through the commitment of our dedicated employees. Our employees rise to challenges on a daily basis with the same spirit that has been exhibited throughout our rich aviation history. A common set of values rooted in integrity and excellence are shared between the company and our employees. Our products supply essential components and services to several of the largest, most vital industries in the world, including defense, commercial and military aerospace and industrial products. Our employees take pride in the impact that their work has on our customers, our country, and the world. Curtiss-Wright has a history of steady growth, a focus on innovative technology, and an entrepreneurial spirit. Career opportunities are available throughout the organization that offer creative challenges, chances to work in a global environment and the pleasure of assisting our customers to be successful in the competitive marketplace. Please take the opportunity to get to know Curtiss-Wright, explore our job opportunities, and consider becoming part of our team.
Two of the core values at Curtiss-Wright are respect for people and winning. We demonstrate respect for people by attracting and retaining the best qualified people available regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, gender, age, disability, veteran’s status or any other basis protected by law. We win in the global marketplace because we value the skills, experience and backgrounds of our diverse team from around the world and reward team members based on superior results. Further, we foster an inclusive work environment where differences are viewed as a competitive advantage and an essential element of success in accomplishing our strategic business objectives through people.