Barnes Group Inc. Elects JoAnna Sohovich to Board of Directors

  Barnes Group Inc. Elects JoAnna Sohovich to Board of Directors

Business Wire

BRISTOL, Conn. -- May 9, 2014

Barnes Group Inc. (NYSE: B), an international industrial and aerospace
manufacturer and service provider, today announced that JoAnna Sohovich has
been elected to the Company’s Board of Directors, effective immediately.

JoAnna Sohovich (Photo: Business Wire)

JoAnna Sohovich (Photo: Business Wire)

Ms. Sohovich is the Global President of Stanley Black & Decker’s Industrial &
Automotive Repair Division (“IAR”), the world’s largest manufacturer of hand
and power tools, where she is responsible for growth and innovation across a
number of global brands and service offerings. Ms. Sohovich joined Stanley
Black & Decker in 2011 as IAR President for North America, Asia and other
Emerging Regions, and in 2012 was promoted to Global President, IAR.

Before joining Stanley Black & Decker, Ms. Sohovich had a ten-year career at
Honeywell International in several positions of increasing responsibility,
culminating in her assuming the role of President, Security & Communications
(Americas Region), the world’s largest manufacturer of electronic security
systems and lifestyle services. Prior to this, Ms. Sohovich held leadership
positions related to Repair and Overhaul and continuous improvement at Allied
Signal and Cisco respectively. Ms. Sohovich began her career as an officer in
the United States Navy.

“We are extremely pleased to welcome JoAnna to our Board,” said Thomas O.
Barnes, Chairman of the Board, Barnes Group Inc. “JoAnna has extensive
experience in the industrial business-to-business sector along with pertinent
experience in aerospace overhaul and repair. She has held leadership roles in
general management, marketing, business development, operations, and
continuous improvement at two global organizations, Stanley Black & Decker and
Honeywell International, and we look forward to her contributions as a
Director on our Board.”

“JoAnna’s breadth and depth of experience in the global industrial and
aerospace sectors, coupled with her expertise in business administration and
continuous improvement processes will be a tremendous asset to the Board,”
added Gary G. Benanav, Chair of Barnes Group’s Corporate Governance Committee.

Ms. Sohovich holds a Bachelor's degree in Economics from the United States
Naval Academy and a Master's degree in Business Administration from Santa
Clara University.

About Barnes Group

Founded in 1857, Barnes Group Inc. (NYSE: B) is an international industrial
and aerospace manufacturer 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 4,300
dedicated employees, at more than 60 locations worldwide, are committed to
achieving consistent and sustainable profitable growth. For more information,
visit www.BGInc.com.

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Contact:

Barnes Group Inc.
Rikki Crea
Manager, Corporate Communications
860-973-2132
 
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