LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Ducommun Incorporated (NYSE: DCO) (“Ducommun” or the “Company”) today announced a planned succession of the Company’s financial leadership. Joseph P. Bellino, 65, vice president, chief financial officer and treasurer, has decided to retire effective December 31, 2015. As part of its long-range succession plan, the Company announced that Douglas L. Groves, 53, currently vice president, controller and chief accounting officer, will succeed Mr. Bellino on January 1, 2016.
“Joe has been an integral, dedicated member of our executive team over the past seven years – actively supporting two successful acquisitions, leading three debt refinancing projects, and enhancing our investor relations activities,” said Anthony J. Reardon, chairman and chief executive officer. “In addition, Joe’s commitment to organizational development in the financial and IT areas, and his leadership in the financial succession plan, leave the Company well positioned for future success. We wish Joe the very best.
“We expect the upcoming transition to be a seamless one, as Doug has taken on greater financial responsibilities this year as well as been involved with our investor relations initiatives. We are pleased to have a person of Doug’s acumen and intellect on board, and his breadth and depth of experience will enhance our performance improvement plans and ensure a continued focus on a strong balance sheet going forward.”
Mr. Groves joined Ducommun in January 2013 as vice president of accounting and moved into the vice president, controller and chief accounting officer role later that year. He has more than 25 years of management experience in finance, accounting, audit, and information technology across several industrial companies, most recently at Beckman Coulter, Inc., where he served as corporate vice president and chief information officer. Mr. Groves has an MBA from the University of Southern California and a bachelor’s degree from California State University at Long Beach.
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 www.ducommun.com.
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