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Executive Officers

Corporate Communications

  • Amy Horton - Director, Corporate Communications 




Dan_Korte.pngDaniel G. Korte
Chief Executive Officer

Dan Korte joined LMI as Chief Executive Officer in March 2014 and was elected to the Board of Directors in August 2014.

Prior to joining LMI, Dan was president of Rolls-Royce Defense, responsible for the strategy and performance of the $4 billion global defense aerospace business. Previously, he served as vice president and general manager for Global Strike Systems, a division of the Boeing Military Aircraft business. Dan joined Boeing in 1985 as an electronics engineer and held various leadership assignments, including as V-22 program manager and vice president of Supplier Management & Procurement for Boeing’s defense business.

Dan has a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from Southern Illinois University and a Master of Business Administration degree from Lindenwood University in Missouri. He also completed the Strategic Thinking and Management for Competitive Advantage Program at the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School of Business.

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Cliff_Stebe.fw.pngClifford C. Stebe, Jr. 
Chief Financial Officer

Cliff joined LMI as the Corporate Controller in June 2010, and was appointed Chief Financial Officer in November, 2013.

Prior to joining LMI, Cliff worked at PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP for approximately twelve years, where he held various positions, including Senior Manager of Assurance and Business Advisory Services during his final four years at the firm. 

Cliff has a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from St. Louis University with a double major in accounting and finance, and he is a Certified Public Accountant.



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Renee_Skonier.pngRenée Skonier

General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer

Renée joined LMI in October 2011, to establish the Company’s in-house legal department. Her duties were expanded in May 2014 when she was also appointed Chief Compliance Officer.

Prior to joining LMI, Renée was Corporate Counsel at Cisco Systems for seven years, primarily supporting the Global Government Solutions Group in Research Triangle Park, NC. She began her career at The Boeing Company working in the Rotorcraft division’s contracts group in Philadelphia, PA and supporting both the export management and contracts functions for Missile Defense Systems in Arlington, VA.

Renée has a Juris Doctor from Villanova University School of Law.


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Jay_Inman.pngJay P. Inman Jr. 
President, Engineering Services

Jay joined LMI Aerospace in January 2014 as Vice President of D3 Engineering. He served as Chief Operating Officer of Engineering Services from February 2015. He was appointed acting President of Engineering Services in  September 2015, and was formally named in that role in January 2017.

Jay brings more than 34 years of aerospace industry experience in aerostructures development, manufacturing, certification, integrated product team leadership, and program management. Prior to joining LMI, he served in various engineering and program leadership roles at Triumph Aerostructures, Aviation Partners Boeing and Vought Aircraft.

Jay holds a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Texas A&M University.


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Keith_Schrader.pngKeith M. Schrader
Vice President, Operations

Keith Schrader joined LMI as Vice President and General Manager of Assembly in January 2015.  He was named Vice President of Operations in January 2017.

Prior to joining LMI, Keith was Vice President of Programs and Vice President, Site Operations at GKN Aerospace in St. Louis. Previously, Keith held several roles of increasing responsibilities with Spirit AeroSystems in Wichita, Kan., Everett, Wash., and Renton, Wash.

Keith holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Manufacturing Operations from Southwestern College, Winfield, Kan., and a Masters of Business Administration degree specializing in executive leadership from Baker University.


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Dave_Wright.pngDave Wright
Vice President, Corporate & Business Development

Dave originally joined LMI in 1996 as a supply chain manager. He worked in operations and business development roles of increasing responsibility until June 2015, when he left the company as executive director of Business Development to pursue opportunities in private equity. He returned to LMI in March 2016 as vice president of Corporate and Business Development.

Previously, Dave worked in procurement for Tyson Foods managing domestic and international MRO and subcontracting activities.   

Dave has a Bachelor of Science degree in business administration from Seattle City University. He also completed executive leadership programs at New York University’s Sterns School of Business and the University of Washington’s Fosters School of Business. 


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Amy_Horton.pngAmy Horton
Director, Corporate Communications

Amy joined LMI in March 2015 as director of Corporate Communications.

Prior to joining LMI, Amy worked at The Boeing Company for more than 14 years, where she held various Communications positions. Previously, she served as Communications specialist for Litton Interconnect Technologies. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Communications Management and a Master of Arts in Communications from Missouri State University.




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