Barnes Group Inc. (NYSE: B), an international industrial and aerospace manufacturer and service provider, announced Friday that JoAnna Sohovich has been elected to the company’s Board of Directors, effective immediately.
Ms. Sohovich is the Global President of Stanley Black & Decker’s Industrial & Automotive Repair Division (“IAR”), the world’s leading manufacturer of hand and power tools, where she is responsible for growth 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, culminating in her assuming the role of President, Security & Communications (Americas Region), the world’s leading 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.
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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.
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.