Ducommun announces Joel Benkie as upcoming President

 USA, CA – Ducommun Incorporated (NYSE: DCO) (“Ducommun” or the “Company”) today announced that its board of directors has unanimously elected Joel H. Benkie, currently executive vice president and chief operating officer, to the position of president, effective January 1, 2014. Mr. Benkie will retain the role of chief operating officer. As president, he will succeed Anthony J. Reardon, who will continue as chairman and chief executive officer of the Company.

“Joel’s promotion to president comes during a time of tremendous growth opportunity for Ducommun,” said Mr. Reardon. “The Company is positioning itself for increased top-line growth and improved operating results over the long term, and Joel has been instrumental in this process. He is a talented and results-oriented executive whose extensive operational experience, strong leadership skills, and expanded contributions as president will continue to propel Ducommun along its path to greater profitable growth.”

Mr. Benkie joined Ducommun in 2012 after 17 years with Parker Hannifin Corporation where he last served as vice president of operations for the company’s Parker Aerospace unit. Prior to his time at Parker, he held a variety of increasingly responsible operational roles at AlliedSignal. A graduate of Purdue University with a bachelor’s degree in general management, Mr. Benkie also holds an MBA from Indiana University.

About Ducommun Incorporated

Founded in 1849, Ducommun Incorporated provides engineering and manufacturing services to the aerospace, defense, and other industries through a wide spectrum of electronic and structural applications. The company is an established supplier of critical components and assemblies for commercial aircraft and military and space vehicles as well as for the energy market, medical field, and industrial automation. It operates through two primary business units — Ducommun AeroStructures (DAS) and Ducommun LaBarge Technologies (DLT).

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