ST. LOUIS-- LMI Aerospace, a provider of design engineering services and supplier of structural assemblies, kits and components to the aerospace and defense markets, announces management changes as the company streamlines operations and further integrates Valent Aerostructures.

Lawrence E. (Ed) Dickinson, who has served as LMI's Chief Financial Officer since 1993, has been appointed president of Valent and will lead the Valent subsidiary, assuming control of the bulk of the company's machining business. Valent will remain headquartered in Kansas City, MS. Dickinson has served as CFO since joining LMI Aerospace in 1993. Prior to joining LMI, he was a financial analyst and Controller for LaBarge, Inc.

 Cliff Stebe has been named the CFO of LMI filling the vacancy left by Dickinson. Stebe has served as LMI's corporate controller for three years after several years as a senior manager at PricewaterhouseCoopers, LLP. Both Dickinson and Stebe will report to  CEO Ron Saks.