About Us | Leadership
- Ed Dickinson - Chief Executive Officer
- Clifford C. Stebe, Jr. - Chief Financial Officer
- Dave Wright - Chief Commercial Officer
- Kevin Goossens - Chief Operating Officer
- Brian Salmo - Business Unit Leader & General Counsel
- Julie Stapf - Vice President, Human Resources
Lawrence E. “Ed” Dickinson
Chief Executive Officer
Lawrence E. “Ed” Dickinson originally joined LMI in 1993 as chief financial officer, and later took on other roles before retiring in June 2016. In his brief retirement, Ed continued to serve as a consultant to the company. In November 2017, he rejoined LMI as interim chief operating officer, and was named chief executive officer in February 2018.
During his previous tenure at LMI, Ed also played an integral role in the start-up of the company’s Tulsa, Okla., processing operation, and the acquisition and integration of several key capabilities and organizations into LMI’s corporate structure. In November 2013, he was named president overseeing the integration of the company’s Valent Aerostructures acquisition. He served as president of corporate development and strategy from January 2015 until June 2016.
Ed began his career in public accounting, then served as a cost accountant and credit analyst at Monsanto Company, before transitioning to the aerospace industry. He was at LaBarge for nearly a decade, serving in various finance roles and ultimately as controller. He holds a bachelor’s degree in accounting from the University of Alabama and a Master of Business Administration from Washington University in St. Louis.
Clifford C. Stebe, Jr.
Chief Financial Officer
Cliff joined LMI as corporate controller in June 2010, and has served as chief financial officer since November 2013. He also served as interim chief executive officer from October 2017 to February 2018.
Prior to joining LMI, Cliff worked at PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP for approximately 12 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 Saint Louis University with a double major in accounting and finance, and he is a Certified Public Accountant. He serves on the advisory board to the Department of Accounting at St. Louis University Richard A. Chaifetz School of Business, as well as the finance advisory board for Francis Howell School District in Saint Charles, Missouri.
Chief Commercial Officer
Dave originally joined LMI in 1996 as a supply chain manager. He worked in various operations and business development roles of increasing responsibility, eventually serving as vice president of Corporate & Business Development from March 2016 to July 2018, when he left to pursue another opportunity. He returned to LMI in his current role in July 2019.
Prior to first joining LMI, Dave worked in procurement for Tyson Foods managing domestic and international MRO and subcontracting activities.
Dave has a Bachelor of Science in business administration from Seattle City University. He also completed executive leadership programs at New York University’s Stern School of Business and the University of Washington’s Foster School of Business.
Chief Operating Officer
Kevin joined LMI in 2018 as business unit leader of the Machining Center of Excellence. He became Chief Operating Officer in 2020.
He previously had 17 years of manufacturing and leadership experience with Asco Industries, including as plant director for Asco Aerospace Canada and in various materials management, engineering and program management roles. Kevin has a diploma in Business Administration and a Master’s in Mechanical and Electrical Engineering from Vrije University Brussels in Belgium. He is also APICS certified in production and inventory management, and completed the Penta Management leadership program.
Business Unit Leader & General Counsel
Brian joined LMI in 2016 and became its General Counsel in 2017. In 2020, he assumed responsibility for LMI’s Niche Markets Business Unit in addition to continuing to manage LMI’s Legal function. Brian previously led LMI’s Human Resources and Legal departments.
Prior to joining LMI, Brian was an attorney at a national law firm where he counseled clients – including LMI – through a variety of transactions. Brian holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Missouri – St. Louis (UMSL) and a law degree from Southern Illinois University. He is a member of the Chancellor’s Committee at UMSL, and a Board Member of Great Circle, a Missouri-based behavioral health organization.
Vice President, Human Resources
Julie joined LMI in 2019 and became its Vice President, Human Resources in 2020. Prior to joining LMI, Julie led HR for a national law firm where she managed the human resources and administrative staff functions. Julie also served for over 25 years at a Big Four Accounting firm in the areas of auditing, human resources, and operations. Julie obtained her bachelor’s degree in Accounting from the University of Illinois, is a CPA, and has her SHRM-SCP certification.