News  |  Press Releases

Back
Jul 12,2011

Ryan P. Bogan Named Chief Operating Officer

Promotion Effective July 11, 2011

ST. LOUIS, July 12, 2011 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- LMI Aerospace, Inc. (Nasdaq:LMIA), a leading provider of design engineering services, structural assemblies, kits and components to the aerospace, defense and technology markets, announced today that effective July 11, 2011, Ryan P. Bogan assumed the position of Chief Operating Officer of LMI. Mr. Bogan was previously Chief Executive Officer of D3 Technologies, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of LMI. Mr. Bogan will relocate to LMI's corporate offices in St. Charles, Missouri, and will report to LMI's Chief Executive Officer Ron Saks.

In his new position, Mr. Bogan will oversee the operations of both the Aerostructures and Engineering Services segments while managing the organization and execution of LMI's design and build strategy.

"Ryan has gained the respect of our senior leadership team during the last four years. He has shown an ability to lead teams defining our long-term strategic goals and also demonstrates the work ethic and problem solving skills needed to assure excellent operating performance," CEO Saks said. "LMI's commitment to support the growth of our design and build operations is expected to further the integration of our engineering and production segments and enable us to meet our increasing customer requirements. Ryan's knowledge of our business and his strategic and tactical experience make him the ideal person to carry out this integration plan," Saks added.

After joining D3 Technologies in 1998, Mr. Bogan was promoted to the role of Chief Operating Officer in 2000 and President and Chief Executive Officer in 2002. He retained those positions when D3 Technologies was acquired by LMI in July 2007.

Richard Johnson assumed the role of President of D3 Technologies in November 2010. Mr. Bogan remained Chief Executive Officer of D3 Technologies while on sabbatical until July 2011 as he completed his Global Executive MBA from TRIUM, based in New York, London and Paris.

Mr. Bogan earned a BA in Economics, Environment, and Politics from Claremont McKenna College in Claremont, California, in 1997. In addition, he completed the Executive Program for Fast Growing Companies from Stanford University in Palo Alto, California, in 2008.

LMI Aerospace, Inc. is a leading provider of design engineering services, structural assemblies, kits and components to the aerospace, defense and technology markets. Through its Aerostructures segment, the company primarily fabricates machines, finishes, integrates, assembles and kits formed, close tolerance aluminum and specialty alloy and composite components and higher level assemblies for use by the aerospace, defense and technology industries. It manufactures more than 30,000 products for integration into a variety of aircraft platforms manufactured by leading original equipment manufacturers and Tier 1 aerospace suppliers. Through its Engineering Services segment, operated by its D3 Technologies, Inc. subsidiary, the company provides a complete range of design, engineering and program management services, supporting aircraft product lifecycles from conceptual design, analysis and certification through production support, fleet support and service life extensions via a complete turnkey engineering solution.

The LMI Aerospace, Inc. logo is available at http://www.globenewswire.com/newsroom/prs/?pkgid=4971

CONTACT: Ed Dickinson

         Chief Financial Officer

         636.916.2150