About Us | Leadership
- Clifford C. Stebe, Jr. - Chief Executive Officer (interim) and Chief Financial Officer
- Brian Salmo - General Counsel
- Heidi Wilkinson - Vice President, Human Resources
- Jay Inman - President, Engineering Services
- Keith Schrader - Vice President, Operations
- Dave Wright - Vice President, Corporate & Business Development
- Amy Horton - Director, Corporate Communications
Clifford C. Stebe, Jr.
Chief Executive Officer (interim) and Chief Financial Officer
Cliff joined LMI as the Corporate Controller in June 2010, and was appointed Chief Financial Officer in November 2013. He was named interim Chief Executive Officer in October 2017.
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.
Brian joined LMI in February 2016 as assistant general counsel, and was promoted to general counsel in October 2017.
Prior to joining LMI, Brian was an attorney at Polsinelli PC, a national law firm, where he counseled clients – including LMI – through a variety of transactions. He holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Missouri – St. Louis and a law degree from Southern Illinois University. Brian has served on the boards of several not-for-profit organizations, and is currently chair of the UMSL College of Business Administration’s Finance & Legal Studies Advisory Board.
Vice President, Human Resources
Heidi Wilkinson is vice president of Human Resources at LMI Aerospace. She joined the company in September 2017.
Prior to joining LMI, Wilkinson served as vice president of Human Resources for Aegion Corporation, headquartered in St. Louis. She led a team of global HR professionals supporting the company’s 1700 employees across North America, Canada, Latin America, Asia and Europe. Prior to that she held human resources leadership roles with Panera Bread, Thomson Reuters, Edward Jones and Nestle Purina. She started her career as a human resources generalist with Mastercard International.
Wilkinson holds a bachelor of science degree in Psychology from Missouri State University, and is a member of the Society of Human Resources Management. She serves on the board of directors for the Missouri Children’s Burn Camp.
Jay 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.
Keith 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.
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.
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.