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Barnes Group Board of Directors

Thomas O. Barnes

Mr. Barnes is Chairman of the Board of Directors and chairs the Executive Committee. He has served as a director of New England Bank Shares, Inc. as well as Valley Bank. Mr. Barnes' qualifications to be a member of our Board of Directors include his experience in the fields of distribution, manufacturing, finance and governance with numerous organizations throughout his career, including the Company's distribution business. In addition, Mr. Barnes has owned and managed several businesses and has experience in the commercial lending field. He has served on the Board of Directors of the Company for over 30 years and has served as chairman, trustee or director for over 20 non-profit organizations.

Patrick J. Dempsey

Mr. Dempsey has been the President and Chief Executive Officer of the Company since March 1, 2013. He joined the Company in 2000 as President, Windsor Airmotive. He was appointed Group Vice President, Operations, Barnes Aerospace in 2003; a company officer and President, Barnes Aerospace in 2004; President, Barnes Distribution in 2007; and President, Logistics and Manufacturing Services, Barnes Group Inc. in 2008. He was named Chief Operating Officer and President, Barnes Industrial in 2012. Prior to joining Barnes Group, Mr. Dempsey held a number of senior management positions at United Technologies Corporation, Pratt and Whitney Division, and also served in several leadership positions at Interturbine Corporation. Mr. Dempsey serves on the Executive Committee and has been a director since 2013.

Elijah K. Barnes

Mr. Barnes serves on the Audit Committee of the Board of Directors. Mr. Barnes has over 14 years of experience in the areas of commercial real estate, lease negotiation, marketing and finance. He is currently a Principal at Avison Young, where he is the co-head of the Agency Leasing Practice Group for the Washington D.C. office. From 2008 to 2014, he was Managing Director and Principal at Cassidy Turley. Prior to Cassidy Turley, he was a Vice President for the Leasing Management Group at Jones Lang LaSalle. He received a Bachelor’s degree in Economics from the University of Virginia and a Master’s degree in Business Administration from Johns Hopkins University. Mr. Barnes is a National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD) Governance Fellow. He demonstrated his commitment to the highest standards of boardroom excellence by earning NACD Fellowship—the Gold Standard Director Credential. Mr. Barnes’ qualifications to serve on our Board include his significant commercial real estate experience that contributes to the Company’s management of its extensive owned and leased real estate portfolio, including compliance with evolving financial and accounting standards concerning owned and leased properties. In addition to his business and financial qualifications, Mr. Barnes is the sixth generation of the Barnes family to serve on the Board, continuing a legacy of family oversight that is uniquely devoted to the Company’s long-term success and returning value to Company stockholders. Mr. Barnes has been a director since 2016.

Gary G. Benanav

Mr. Benanav serves on the Board of Director’s Corporate Governance and Compensation and Management Development Committees. He has served as a director of Express Scripts Holding Company. Mr. Benanav has extensive international business experience, having retired as Chief Executive Officer in March 2005 from New York Life International, LLC. In addition, he served as the Vice Chairman and a director of New York Life Insurance Company. Mr. Benanav's qualifications to be a member of our Board of Directors include having served as the executive officer of two U.S. corporations with assets in excess of $100 billion, extensive international business experience, extensive management responsibility for U.S. and international insurance and financial services companies, experience in dealing with regulators and legislators, extensive knowledge of finance and accounting matters including complex financial statement and accounting issues across various types of businesses, and practice as a business attorney for 15 years including serving as a legal advisor to Boards of Directors for over five years. He received a Presidential appointment as U.S. representative to APEC Business Advisory Council (2002 to 2005). Mr. Benanav has been a director since 1994.

Richard J. Hipple

Mr. Hipple serves on the Board of Director’s Corporate Governance and Compensation and Management Development Committees. Mr. Hipple served as Materion Corporation’s Chairman and Chief Executive Officer from 2006 to 2017, and President and Chief Operating Officer from 2005 to 2006. Prior to that, Mr. Hipple served in the steel industry for 26 years in a number of capacities, including project engineer, strategic planning, supply chain management, operations, sales and marketing, and executive management. Mr. Hipple has served on the board of Ferro Corporation since 2007, a leading supplier of technology-based functional coatings and color solutions, and the board of KeyCorp since 2012, a bank-based financial services company. Mr. Hipple is a trustee for the Manufacturers Alliance for Productivity and Innovation, Chairman of the Trustees of the Cleveland Institute of Music, and a director of the Greater Cleveland Partnership. He received his bachelor’s degree in engineering from Drexel University. Mr. Hipple’s qualifications to be a member of our Board include his extensive executive management and leadership experience with a global manufacturer of high performance engineered materials, his business development and strategic transformation experience, and broad involvement in both domestic and international acquisitions. He also brings experience serving on the boards of directors of other publicly traded companies. Mr. Hipple has been a director since December 2017.

Thomas J. Hook

Mr. Hook serves on the Audit Committee of the Board of Directors. He formerly served as the President and Chief Executive Officer of Integer (formerly Greatbatch). Prior to this, he was Chief Operating Officer, a position to which he was appointed in September 2004. From August 2002 until September 2004, Mr. Hook was employed by CTI Molecular Imaging where he served as President, CTI Solutions Group. From March 2000 to July 2002, he was General Manager, Functional and Molecular Imaging for General Electric Medical Systems. From 1997 to 2000, Mr. Hook worked for the Van Owen Group Acquisition Company and prior to that, Duracell, Inc. He is Chairman of the Board of HealthNow New York, Inc., a leading health care company in Western New York that provides quality health care services to companies and individuals in that region, and serves on its executive committee. Mr. Hook’s qualifications to be a member of our Board include his wealth of leadership experience, particularly in the high-tech manufacturing industry, together with his substantial knowledge of finance and accounting by virtue of his educational background and multiple executive management positions. Mr. Hook has been a director since 2016.

Mylle H. Mangum

Ms. Mangum chairs the Board of Director’s Compensation and Management Development Committee, and serves on the Executive Committee. Ms. Mangum has served as the Chief Executive Officer of IBT Enterprises, LLC since October 2003. Prior to this, she served as the Chief Executive Officer of True Marketing Services, LLC and MMS Incentives, Inc. She currently serves as director of PRGX Global, Inc., Haverty Furniture Companies, Inc., and Express, Inc., with previous service as a director of Collective Brands Inc., and its predecessor, PaylessShoeSource, Inc., Scientific-Atlanta, Inc., Respironics, Inc., Matria Healthcare, Inc., and Emageon Inc. Ms. Mangum's qualifications to be a member of our Board of Directors include her current service as a Chief Executive Officer, and extensive business and management experience, including serving as an executive with General Electric, BellSouth and Holiday Inn Worldwide. She has extensive knowledge of marketing, accounting and finance, as well as compliance and internal controls. Ms. Mangum has been a director since 2002.

Hans-Peter Männer

Mr. Männer is currently the Managing Director of Proventus Verwaltungs-GmbH, a limited partnership managing properties and capital assets. Mr. Männer is the former Chief Executive Officer of Otto Männer GmbH, a leader in the development and manufacture of high precision molds, valve gate hot runner systems, and micro-injection molding systems. Prior to joining Männer in 1990, he studied product engineering at the University of Applied Sciences, graduating as a civil engineer and completed three years vocational training as a toolmaker. Mr. Männer’s qualifications to be a member of our Board of Directors include his 18 years of experience as a Board Member for Volksbank Freiburg and over 10 years of experience as a Board Member for WVIB Wirtschaftsverband, a trade association. He holds an Executive MBA from Steinbeis University, Berlin. Mr Männer has been a director since 2016.

Dr. Hassell H. McClellan

Dr. McClellan chairs the Board of Director’s Corporate Governance Committee, and serves on the Audit and Executive Committees. He also serves as the Board's Lead Independent Director. He formerly served as Associate Professor of Finance and Policy and as the Associate Dean of Boston College’s Wallace E. Carroll School of Management, where he had been a member of the faculty from 1984 to 2013. Dr. McClellan’s qualifications to be a member of our Board of Directors include his extensive experience and expertise in global competitiveness, strategic planning and finance, and his service as a board member or trustee of more than ten not-for-profit and private organizations. Dr. McClellan has been a director since 2010.

William J. Morgan

Mr. Morgan chairs the Board of Director’s Audit Committee, and serves on the Corporate Governance and Executive Committees. He is currently a director of PGT, Inc. and JGWPT Holdings Inc. Mr. Morgan is a retired partner of the accounting firm KPMG LLP ("KPMG"), where he served clients in the industrial and consumer market practices. He previously served as the Chairman of KPMG's Audit Quality Council and was a member of its Independence Disciplinary Committee. Mr. Morgan was the Dean of KPMG’s Chairman's 25 Partner Leadership Development Program. He previously served as the Managing Partner of KPMG’s Stamford, Connecticut office and as a member of the Boards of Directors for KPMG and KPMG Americas. Mr. Morgan’s qualifications to be a member of our Board of Directors include his 39 year career and expertise in the accounting and auditing fields, as well as his career experience as a certified public accountant. He has also worked with global industrial companies relative to accounting, finance, auditing, controls, risk management, compliance, and corporate governance. Mr. Morgan has been a director since 2006.

Anthony Nicolosi

Mr. Nicolosi is a retired partner of the accounting firm KPMG LLP (“KPMG”), where he had an approximately 39 year career. From 2008 to 2013, Mr. Nicolosi served in the firm's National Office as the Regional Risk Management Partner for the Americas (one of three KPMG Global Regions), the National Partner in Charge of Risk Management for the US Audit Practice, and the Coordinator of the firm-wide Enterprise Risk Management Process. He also served as a member of the Global Quality and Risk Management Steering Group; US Legal, Risk and Regulatory Committee; Audit Operations Leadership and others. From 1987 to 2008, Mr. Nicolosi held positions as Engagement Partner or SEC Reviewing Partner for US and multinational clients in many industries, including diversified industrials and power generation. For certain years in this period, he served in the National Office's Department of Professional Practice and held various leadership positions. Mr. Nicolosi also served for over 10 years as a panel member on KPMG's Audit Committee Institute roundtables and other related initiatives. Mr. Nicolosi's qualifications to be a member of our Board include his extensive practice as a certified public accountant and experience relative to accounting, auditing, internal controls, risk management, compliance and corporate governance acquired through serving notable multinational companies, leadership positions, audit committee contributions, and more. Mr. Nicolosi has been a director since 2017.

JoAnna L. Sohovich

Ms. Sohovich serves on the Compensation and Management Development Committee of the Board of Directors. She is the CEO of The Chamberlain Group, Inc., a leader in residential garage door openers, commercial door operators, gate access solutions and related accessories. Previously, Ms. Sohovich was the Global President of Stanley Black & Decker’s Engineered Fastening Division and the Digital Excellence Leader for Stanley Black & Decker. Ms. Sohovich joined Stanley Black & Decker in 2011 as President, Industrial & Automotive Repair Division ("IAR") for North America, Asia and other Emerging Regions, and was promoted to Global President, IAR in 2012. Before that, she had a ten-year career at Honeywell International in several positions of increasing responsibility, culminating in her assuming the role of President, Security & Communications (Americas Region), the world’s largest manufacturer of electronic security systems and lifestyle services. Ms. Sohovich also has held leadership positions related to Repair and Overhaul and continuous improvement at Allied Signal and Cisco, respectively. She began her career as an officer in the United States Navy. Ms. Sohovich’s qualifications to be a member of our Board of Directors include her extensive experience in the global industrial and aerospace sectors, coupled with her expertise in business administration and continuous improvement processes. Ms. Sohovich has been a director since 2014.