Barnes Group Inc. Elects Francis J. Kramer to Board of Directors
BRISTOL, Conn. -- December 14, 2012
Barnes Group Inc. (NYSE: B) today announced that Francis J. Kramer has been
elected to the Company’s Board of Directors, effective immediately.
Mr. Kramer is President and Chief Executive Officer of II-VI Incorporated
(NASDAQ: IIVI), a publicly traded company that is a global leader in
highly-engineered materials and opto-electronic components. Mr. Kramer joined
II-VI Incorporated in 1983 as Vice President and General Manager of
Manufacturing. He became President and Chief Operating Officer of the company
in 1985, and Chief Executive Officer in 2007.
During Mr. Kramer’s tenure at II-VI, the company went public and has completed
over 10 acquisitions, both domestically and overseas. Today, well over 75% of
the company’s 6,200 employees are based in the Far East and Europe.
“We are extremely pleased to welcome Fran to our Board,” said Thomas O.
Barnes, Chairman of the Board, Barnes Group Inc. “Fran’s extensive experience
in global manufacturing, research and development, and mergers and
acquisitions will be a valuable asset to our Board, and we look forward to his
contributions as a Director.”
“Fran’s deep knowledge of engineered products and his strong global
perspectives, coupled with his current public company CEO role, will be a
tremendous asset to the Board,” added Gary Benanav, Chair of Barnes Group’s
Corporate Governance Committee.
Prior to his employment by II-VI Incorporated, Mr. Kramer was the Director of
Operations for the Utility Communications Systems Group of Rockwell
International Corporation. His early career was with Rockwell International
where he held positions in Engineering and Business Development.
Mr. Kramer has served on the II-VI Board of Directors since August 1989 and
currently serves on the University of Pittsburgh's Swanson School of
Engineering Board of Advisors.
Mr. Kramer holds a Bachelor's degree in Industrial Engineering from the
University of Pittsburgh and a Master's degree in Industrial Administration
from Purdue University.
About Barnes Group
Founded in 1857, Barnes Group Inc. (NYSE:B) is an international aerospace and
industrial manufacturing and service provider, serving a wide range of end
markets and customers. The products and services provided by Barnes Group are
used in far-reaching applications that provide transportation, communication,
manufacturing and technology to the world. Barnes Group’s approximately 5,100
dedicated employees, at more than 50 locations worldwide, are committed to
achieving consistent and sustainable profitable growth. For more information,
Barnes Group Inc.
Manager, Corporate Communications
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