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
CONTACT: Barnes Group Inc.
Brian D. Koppy, 860-973-2126
Stephen J. McKelvey, 860-973-2132
SOURCE: Barnes Group Inc.