IRVINE, California, April 22, 2013 – McDermott & Bull, a Southern California-based retained executive search firm, announced today the successful appointment of Mr. Chris Wampler as Vice President of Financial Operations with Ducommun Incorporated in Carson, California.

This executive recruiting engagement was conducted by Jeff Black, Partner, and Rod McDermott, Managing Partner, at McDermott & Bull Executive Search. According to Mr. Black, “Chris proved to be an ideal fit for a highly professional and dynamically growing environment such as Ducommun. His deep experience in both Operational and Corporate Finance, coupled with his strong background and CPA, made him an ideal fit for the uniquely entrepreneurial leadership style of this rapidly growing publicly traded Company. In addition, his strong personal integrity also ensures a perfect fit with Ducommun.”

Mr. Wampler has over twenty years of accounting and finance experience in both industrial and electronic manufacturing; his multi-site/multi-line financial oversight began in 2000 as a Group Controller with the publically-traded company, Tomkins Industries. Prior to joining Ducommun Incorporated, Mr. Wampler served as Controller at Just Fabulous, Inc., where he was responsible for operational processes and controls and financial reporting of results for the business, including activities in the U. S., Canada, Germany and the United Kingdom.

Mr. Wampler obtained his Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Wright State University and is an active Certified Public Accountant.

About Ducommun Incorporated

Founded in 1849, Ducommun Incorporated provides engineering and manufacturing services to the aerospace, defense, and other industries through a wide spectrum of electronic and structural applications. The company is an established supplier of critical components and assemblies for commercial aircraft and military and space vehicles as well as for the energy market, medical field, and industrial automation. It operates through two primary business units – Ducommun AeroStructures (DAS) and Ducommun LaBarge Technologies (DLT). Additional information can be found at

About McDermott & Bull

McDermott & Bull, Inc. ( is a retained executive search firm headquartered in Irvine, California. The firm serves both public and privately held clients in a variety of industries and functional areas. McDermott & Bull has developed expertise in fields including Technology, Financial Services, Energy, Manufacturing, Bio-Tech and Life Science, Retail, the Building Industry, Professional Services, and others. Founded by Rodney McDermott and Christopher Bull, the firm specializes in recruiting difficult-to-find and critical senior level talent for its clients. McDermott & Bull has worked with a large number of prestigious clients including Allergan, Advanced Medical Optics, Black & Decker, Harbor Freight Tools, Boeing, Aramark, Cisco Systems, Western Digital, Conexant, Google, Invitrogen, Meggitt PLC, J.F. Shea, Comerica Bank, and Union Bank.