ST. LOUIS LMI Aerospace named Gerald E. "Jerry" Daniels chairman of its board of directors, effective April 30, 2015.

"Jerry has proven himself an invaluable member of LMI's board as the company implements its strategy to grow the business," said LMI Chief Executive Officer Dan Korte. "His decades of corporate and operational leadership in the aerospace and defense industries will continue to serve LMI well in his new role as chairman of the board."

Daniels succeeds Ronald S. Saks, the former chief executive of LMI, who served as the board's non-executive chairman since March 2014. Saks remains a member of the board and serves on its corporate governance and nominating committee.

With Daniels' appointment as chairman, John Eulich vacates his role as lead director. Eulich remains a member of the board, is now chair of the corporate governance and nominating committee, and continues his service on the audit committee and compensation committee.

Daniels has been a member of LMI's board since July 2014. In addition to serving as chairman of the board, he serves on the Audit committee.

Daniels is the former chief executive and vice chairman of Engineered Support Systems Inc., and former chief executive of Boeing Military Aircraft and Missile Systems.

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