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Redondo Joins Ducommun as Vice President of Operational Excellence

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 18, 2013 – Ducommun Incorporated (NYSE: DCO) has named Jerry Redondo vice president of operational excellence for its electronics and aerostructures business units. Based in Carson, Calif., Redondo will drive enterprise-wide continuous improvement initiatives to maximize the value of Ducommun’s products and services for the corporation and its customers.

“Jerry brings more than 20 years of leadership experience in manufacturing operations, global supply chain management, quality and lean production. He is an innovative thinker who is committed to helping the Ducommun team take operational excellence to world-class levels in our organization,” said Joel Benkie, chief operating officer.

Redondo joins Ducommun from Crane Aerospace & Electronics where he served as group vice president of operations, global supply chain, quality and operational excellence. He previously was with the Aerospace Group of Parker Hannifin Corporation where he served as director of operations and global supply chain for the company’s Control Systems Division. During his time with Parker, he also served as director of continuous improvement/lean.

Redondo earned a master’s degree in organizational leadership from Chapman University, a bachelor’s degree in business management from Pepperdine University and an associate’s degree in engineering technology from Golden West College. In addition to extensive training and coursework in lean methodology, he holds certificates in supply chain management from Stanford University and Penn State, and in human resource management from Chapman 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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Colleen Clements
Director of Corporate Communications
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