Joel H. Benkie Named President of Ducommun Incorporated

  Joel H. Benkie Named President of Ducommun Incorporated

Business Wire

LOS ANGELES -- December 18, 2013

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

“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). Additional information can be found at

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historical facts are forward-looking statements. These statements are
identified by words such as “may,” “will,” “begin,” “look forward,” “expect,”
“believe,” “intend,” “anticipate,” “should,” “potential,” “estimate,”
“continue,” “momentum” and other words referring to events to occur in the
future. These statements reflect the Company’s current view of future events
and are based on its assessment of, and are subject to, a variety of risks and
uncertainties beyond its control, including, but not limited to, the state of
the world financial, credit, commodities and stock markets, and uncertainties
regarding the Company, its businesses and the industries in which it operates,
which are described in the Company’s filings with the Securities and Exchange
Commission. The Company is under no obligation to (and expressly disclaims any
such obligation to) update or alter its forward-looking statements whether as
a result of new information, future events or otherwise.


Ducommun Incorporated
Joseph P. Bellino
Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
Investor Relations
Chris Witty, 646-438-9385
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