Joel Benkie Named President at Engineering Services Firm Ducommun Inc.

DucommunJoel H. Benkie, executive vice president was unanimously elected Wednesday by the board of Ducommun Inc. to serve as the engineering and manufacturing services company’s next president, effective Jan. 1, 2014.

Benkie will also retain his role as the company’s COO, Ducommun announced Wednesday.

He succeeds Anthony Reardon who will serve as the company’s chairman and CEO.

Reardon said that Benkie’s promotion comes as the company “is positioning itself for increased top-line growth and improved operating results over the long term.”

Joining Ducommun in 2012, Benkie served as the vice president of operations at Parker Hannifin Corp.’s Parker Aerospace unit.

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