Barnes Careers

Barnes Group's skilled and dedicated employees around the globe are committed to the highest performance standards and achieving consistent, sustainable profitable growth.

Leadership Team

Patrick J. Dempsey

Mr. Dempsey is President and Chief Executive Officer, Barnes Group Inc. Prior to this appointment, he served as the Company's Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer.

Mr. Dempsey joined Barnes Group as President, Windsor Airmotive in 2000 to lead and strategically position the Company's Aerospace Aftermarket business for future growth. He was later promoted to Group Vice President, Operations for Barnes Aerospace, expanding his responsibilities for both the OE production and Aftermarket segments. In 2004, Mr. Dempsey was appointed a Company Officer and President of Barnes Aerospace. He was subsequently promoted to President, Barnes Distribution to lead the Company's expansion in its North American and European distribution businesses. In 2008, he was appointed as President, Logistics and Manufacturing Services, Barnes Group Inc. In 2012, he was promoted to Chief Operating Officer and President, Barnes Industrial before becoming President and Chief Executive Officer, Barnes Group Inc. in 2013.

Prior to joining Barnes Group, Mr. Dempsey held a number of senior management positions at United Technologies Corporation, Pratt and Whitney Division, serving as President, HAC Division, and General Manager, TCT and DPRO Divisions. Mr. Dempsey also served in several leadership positions at Interturbine Corporation.

Mr. Dempsey holds a Bachelor's degree of Technology (Education) from the University of Limerick, Ireland and an M.B.A. degree from the University of Michigan. He serves on the Board of Directors for Nucor Corporation and also serves on the Board of Trustees for Manufacturers Alliance for Productivity and Innovation (MAPI).

Christopher J. Stephens

Christopher J. Stephens, Jr. was appointed Senior Vice President, Finance and Chief Financial Officer, Barnes Group Inc. in January 2009. Prior to joining Barnes Group, he had more than 20 years of experience with Fortune 500 companies, including Honeywell, The Boeing Company, Allied Signal, and Ingersoll-Rand. Most recently, he served as President, Honeywell Consumer Products Group (CPG), an automotive products business with leading brands such as Prestone, FRAM, and Autolite. Prior to CPG, Mr. Stephens was the Chief Financial Officer of Honeywell's Transportation Systems business. He also held senior leadership roles at Boeing Company and Allied Signal. He started his career at Ingersoll-Rand as a member of the Financial Management Training Program and held finance positions with increasing responsibility over the next 10 years.

Mr. Stephens received a Bachelor's degree in Accounting from King's College in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania and an M.B.A. in Corporate Finance from Virginia Tech's Pamplin School of Business. He is a Certified Public Accountant, and a member of the Advisory Council at Fairfield University's Dolan School of Business.

Michael A. Beck

Michael Beck was appointed Senior Vice President, Barnes Group Inc. and President, Barnes Aerospace in March 2016. Mr. Beck came to Barnes Group with over 27 years of global aerospace experience. Prior to joining Barnes Group, Mr. Beck was the Senior Vice President & General Manager, Fuel and Motion Control, a $1B division of Eaton’s Aerospace Group. Prior to this, he was the Chief Executive Officer of GKN’s Aerospace Engine Systems business, where he led the due diligence, business synergies and integration of a $1.1B acquisition. Prior to that, he was the President and Chief Executive Officer of GKN’s global Propulsion Systems and Special Products business. Earlier in his career, Mr. Beck was the Chief Operating Officer and Site Executive for GKN’s St. Louis, Missouri business.

Mr. Beck holds a Master’s degree in Business Administration from Lincolnshire and Humberside University in the United Kingdom.

Patrick T. Hurley, Ph.D.

Patrick T. Hurley, Ph.D. was appointed Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer, Barnes Group Inc. in February 2019. Prior to joining Barnes Group, Dr. Hurley was General Manager, Asia Pacific & Chief Technology Officer with A123 Systems, LLC. From 2011 to 2014, he held a series of roles with increasing responsibility with Johnson Controls, including Director, Global Core Components; Director, R&D; and Senior Manager, Strategic Technology Planning. From 2006 to 2011, Dr. Hurley held roles with Air Products, including the positions of Senior Principal Research Scientist / Technology Lead and Senior Research Scientist.

Following the completion of his Ph.D. in Inorganic Chemistry at Purdue University, Dr. Hurley continued his studies in Solid state Physics as a Kavli Postdoctoral Scholar at the California Institute of Technology (Caltech).  

Peter A. Gutermann

Peter Gutermann was appointed Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary for Barnes Group Inc. in December 2017. Mr. Gutermann came to Barnes Group with over 27 years of diverse legal experience and has significant expertise in mergers and acquisitions, intellectual property management, international trade compliance, litigation, and negotiating strategic and commercial transactions. Prior to joining Barnes Group, Mr. Gutermann served as Corporate Vice President, Chief Ethics & Compliance Officer at United Technologies Corporation (UTC), a provider of high-technology systems and services to the building and aerospace industries. Prior to that, he served as Vice President & General Counsel at Sikorsky Aircraft, managing the proposed spin-off from UTC as well as the successful closing of the sale to Lockheed Martin in 2015. From 1990 to 2015, Mr. Gutermann held several positions with increasing responsibility within UTC’s legal organization, including Vice President & General Counsel of UTC’s Propulsion/Aerospace Systems segment; Vice President & General Counsel, Pratt & Whitney; Associate General Counsel, UTC Corporate; Deputy General Counsel, Otis Elevator Company; and Executive Assistant to UTC’s Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. He began his career as a Litigation Associate with Robinson & Cole, a major regional law firm based in Connecticut.

Mr. Gutermann holds a Juris Doctorate from Case Western Reserve University School of Law and a Bachelor of Arts degree from Trinity College.

Dawn N. Edwards

Dawn N. Edwards serves as Senior Vice President, Human Resources for Barnes Group Inc. Joining Barnes Group in 1998, Ms. Edwards was most recently Vice President of Human Resources - Global Operations. Prior to this, she held positions of increasing responsibility with Barnes Aerospace and the former Barnes Industrial. Before joining Barnes Group, Ms. Edwards held a number of Human Resource positions at United Technologies Corporation Hamilton Standard division.

She has a Bachelor's degree in Philosophy from the University of Connecticut and a Juris Doctorate from the University of Connecticut School of Law.

Marian Acker

Marian Acker serves as Vice President, Controller for Barnes Group. She previously served as Vice President and Corporate Controller for Barnes Group. Joining the Company in 1993, she has held positions of increasing responsibility with the Company, including Group Controller, Barnes Aerospace, and Assistant Corporate Controller. Prior to that, Ms. Acker was with PricewaterhouseCoopers as Audit Manager.

A Certified Public Accountant, she earned her Bachelor's degree in Business Administration from the University of Vermont and a Master's degree in Finance from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Hartford, Connecticut.

Michael V. Kennedy

Michael Kennedy was appointed Vice President, Tax and Treasury in March 2016.  He joined the Company as Vice President, Tax in August 2015. Prior to joining Barnes Group, Mr. Kennedy served as Vice President of Tax and Treasury at Platform Specialty Products Corporation (formerly MacDermid Inc.), where he was responsible for all federal, state and local tax issues as well as managing Global Treasury operations. From 2001 to 2006, he held the position of Vice President, Taxation with Allied Domecq North American Corporation in Westport, CT. From 1997 to 2001, Mr. Kennedy served as Director, Tax for MacDermid Inc. and from 1989 to 1997, he held a variety of tax and tax-related roles with Dynamics Corporation of America. He began his career with Arthur Andersen & Co. as part of the tax consulting team.
Mr. Kennedy earned his Bachelor’s degree in Accounting from Pace University in Pleasantville, New York. Additionally, he is also a Certified Public Accountant (CPA).

Lukas Hovorka

Lukas Hovorka serves as Vice President, Corporate Development for Barnes Group Inc. Mr. Hovorka joined Barnes Group in 2008 as Director, Corporate Development. Prior to joining Barnes Group, he was with ITOCHU International Inc. where he held the position of Director/Vice President, Corporate Development. From 2001 to 2002, Mr. Hovorka had the role of Senior Associate, Mergers & Acquisitions with Robertson Stephens, and he was with Goldman Sachs from 1996 to 1999.

Mr. Hovorka holds a Master’s degree in Business Administration in Finance from The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania and a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from the University of Southern California.