BRISTOL, Conn., Apr 26, 2010 (BUSINESS WIRE) --Barnes Group Inc. (NYSE:B), a diversified global manufacturer and
logistical services company, announced the appointment of Claudia
Toussaint as Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary. She
succeeds Signe S. Gates, who retired April 1 after more than 10 years
with the Company.
"As a global company, having an experienced and trusted legal team is
critical to our business," said Gregory F. Milzcik, President and Chief
Executive Officer, Barnes Group Inc. "Claudia is a proven leader,
serving as general counsel and corporate secretary with Fortune 500
companies. I am confident her skills and expertise will complement the
senior management team."
Before joining Barnes Group, Ms. Toussaint was responsible for legal
affairs as well as corporate governance and legal support for the Board
of Directors at Embarq Corporation, a telecommunications company which
was recently acquired by CenturyTel, Inc. She served as Vice President,
Corporate Secretary and Chief Ethics Officer for the Company from 2005
to 2009. Prior to Embarq, Ms. Toussaint served as Vice President,
Corporate Governance and Ethics, and Corporate Secretary for Sprint
Corporation, a role she assumed in April 2003. From 1997 through early
2003, she served as an attorney for Sprint and its operating
subsidiaries in roles of increasing and varied responsibility. Before
joining Sprint in 1997, Ms. Toussaint was an attorney at the Los Angeles
office of Morrison & Foerster LLP.
Ms. Toussaint holds a Juris Doctorate from the University of California,
Hastings College of the Law and a Bachelor's degree in Economics from
the University of California in Los Angeles. She is currently President
of the Kansas City Chapter of the Society of Corporate Secretaries and
Governance Professionals, and was voted one of Kansas City's top women
executives in 2008 by Ingram's Magazine.
Ms. Toussaint will be relocating to Connecticut from Kansas.
Barnes Group Inc. (NYSE:B) is a diversified global manufacturer and
logistical services company focused on providing precision component
manufacturing and operating service support. Founded in 1857, the 4,900
dedicated employees on four continents worldwide are committed to
achieving consistent and sustainable profitable growth. For more
information, visit www.BGInc.com.
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