Barnes Group’s approximately 4,500 dedicated employees, at more than 60 locations across the globe, are committed to achieving consistent and sustainable profitable growth. Our company embraces enthusiasm, imagination, drive, and ingenuity to drive success in everything we do.
Mr. Barnes is Chairman of the Board of Directors and serves on 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.
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.
Mr. Benanav chairs the Board of Director’s Corporate Governance Committee, and serves on the Compensation and Management Development Committee. He is currently 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.
Mr. Bristow chairs the Board of Director’s Executive Committee and serves on the Audit Committee. He is President of W.S. Bristow & Associates, Inc., which is engaged in small business development. Mr. Bristow's qualifications to be a member of our Board of Directors include his extensive knowledge of our Company with over 30 years of service as a member of our Board of Directors, ownership and direct management of W.S. Bristow & Associates, and his expertise in the area of sales. Mr. Bristow has been a director since 1978.
Mr. Kramer serves on the Board of Director’s Compensation and Management Development and Corporate Governance Committees. He is President and Chief Executive Officer and a member of the Board of Directors of II-VI Incorporated, a global leader in engineered materials and optoelectronic components. He has served as a director of II-VI Incorporated since 1989, has been President since 1985, and was Chief Operating Officer from 1985 to 2007. He is a Board Advisor on the University of Pittsburgh's Swanson School of Engineering. Mr. Kramer's qualifications to be a member of our Board of Directors include his current service as a chief executive officer, and extensive experience in the fields of engineering, manufacturing, domestic and international operations, business development, strategic planning and extensive knowledge, both domestically and internationally, with acquisitions. He has been a director since 2012.
Ms. Mangum chairs the Board of Director’s Compensation and Management Development 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.
Dr. McClellan serves on the Board of Director’s Audit and Executive Committees. 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.
Mr. Morgan chairs the Board of Director’s Audit Committee, and serves on the Corporate Governance and Executive Committees. He also serves as the Board's Lead Independent Director. 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.
Ms. Sohovich serves on the Board of Director’s Audit Committee. She is the Global President of Stanley Black & Decker’s Industrial & Automotive Repair Division (“IAR”), the world’s largest manufacturer of hand and power tools. Ms. Sohovich joined Stanley Black & Decker in 2011 as IAR President for North America, Asia and other Emerging Regions, and was promoted to Global President, IAR in 2012. Before joining Stanley Black & Decker, 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. Prior to this, Ms. Sohovich 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.