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LMI Aerospace announces retirement of head of strategy


From Illinois Business Journal news services

ST. LOUIS — Locally based LMI Aerospace Inc. has announced that its president of Corporate Development & Strategy Lawrence E. “Ed” Dickinson III, plans to retire by the end of the second quarter of 2016.

“Ed has been an instrumental leader in the company’s financial health and growth over the past two decades,” said Chief Executive Officer Dan Korte. “He put in place an employee stock ownership program when LMI was still privately held, helped take LMI public in June 1998, and saw the company through the economic challenges that hit the commercial aerospace industry in the aftermath of the events of Sept. 11, 2001. Ed also played an integral role in the start-up of the company’s processing operation in Tulsa, Okla., and the acquisition and integration of a number of key capabilities and organizations into LMI’s corporate structure.”

Dickinson joined LMI Aerospace in 1993 as chief financial officer. In November 2013, he was named president overseeing the integration of the company’s Valent Aerostructures acquisition. He was appointed in January 2015 to his current role as a key contributor guiding the company’s business strategy and partnerships to support revenue growth plans.

LMI Aerospace Inc. is a supplier of structural solutions and engineering services to the commercial, business and regional, and military aerospace markets.

Based in St. Louis, LMI has 22 operations located across the United States and in Mexico, the United Kingdom and Sri Lanka.

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