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|Barnes Group Inc. Names Jerry W. Burris President, Associated Spring|
BRISTOL, Conn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--June 26, 2006--Barnes Group Inc. (NYSE: B) today announced that Jerry W. Burris has been appointed President, Associated Spring, a business unit of Barnes Group Inc., effective July 1, 2006. Mr. Burris succeeds Gregory F. Milzcik, who was named Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of the Company in February.
"At Associated Spring, Jerry will drive global sales growth and profitability to achieve our continued objective of balanced, sustainable, profitable growth," said Edmund M. Carpenter, President and Chief Executive Officer, Barnes Group Inc. "His results-driven management skills, strategic vision and leadership abilities make him ideally suited to lead the Associated Spring team."
Mr. Burris comes to Barnes Group with more than 20 years of experience in key management and executive positions with General Electric Company (GE). Most recently, he was President and Chief Executive Officer, GE Advanced Materials, Quartz and Ceramics in Cleveland, Ohio. Prior to this, Mr. Burris was General Manager for the Global Health Services business of GE Medical Systems. Since joining GE in 1986, he has held a series of management positions with increasing responsibility in sales, marketing and product management.
Barnes Group Inc. (www.barnesgroupinc.com) is a diversified international manufacturer of precision metal components and assemblies and a distributor of industrial supplies, serving a wide range of markets and customers. Founded in 1857 and headquartered in Bristol, Connecticut, Barnes Group consists of three businesses with 2005 sales of $1.1 billion: Barnes Distribution, an international, full-service distributor of maintenance, repair, operating, and production supplies; Associated Spring, one of the world's largest manufacturers of precision mechanical and nitrogen gas products and a global supplier of retaining rings, reed valves, shock discs, and injection-molded plastic components and assemblies; and Barnes Aerospace, a manufacturer and repairer of highly engineered assemblies and components of aircraft engines, airframes, and land-based industrial gas turbines. Over 6,000 dedicated employees at more than 60 locations worldwide contribute to Barnes Group Inc.'s success. The Company has paid cash dividends to stockholders on a continuous basis since 1934.
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