CEO of Barnes Group Takes Temporary Leave of Absence

The company's SVP of finance and CFO is taking over CEO duties in the interim.

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BRISTOL, CT —Barnes Group Inc, a global provider of highly engineered products, differentiated industrial technologies, and innovative solutions, announced March 10 that Patrick Dempsey, Barnes president and chief executive officer, will begin a temporary leave of absence to address health matters affecting an immediate family member.

In connection with Dempsey’s leave of absence, effective March 8, the board of directors of the company appointed Julie Streich, the company’s senior vice president, finance and chief financial officer, as interim chief executive officer until Dempsey’s return. Streich will also continue to serve as the company’s senior vice president, finance and chief financial officer during this interim period.

"We fully support Patrick’s request to take this leave to focus on his family’s situation," said Thomas O. Barnes, Chairman of the Board. "The Board has complete confidence in the leadership team that Patrick has built, and the team is well-positioned to execute the Company’s strategy and effectively manage day-to-day operations."

Barnes Group Inc. pioneers technologies to help change the world. Employees across the globe are dedicated to Persistent Ingenuity – advancing what’s possible and delivering to the highest standards. We serve a wide range of end markets and customers, including healthcare, automation, packaging, aerospace, mobility, and manufacturing, delivering breakthrough products and services to shape a more inclusive and sustainable world.

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