Barnes Group appoints Richard J. Hipple to board
Mr. Hipple is currently the Executive Chairman of Materion Corporation, a publicly-held global manufacturer of highly engineered advanced materials and coatings used in a broad range of applications and markets.
Mr. Hipple has served as Executive Chairman since March 2017, and will be retiring from this position at the end of 2017.
Previously, Mr. Hipple served as Materion’s Chairman and Chief Executive Officer from 2006 to 2017, and President and Chief Operating Officer from 2005 to 2006.
Prior to Materion, he served in the steel industry in a number of capacities, including project engineer, strategic planning, supply chain management, operations, sales and marketing, and executive management, including President.
Mr. Hipple has served on the board of Ferro Corporation since 2007, a supplier of technology-based functional coatings and color solutions, and the board of KeyCorp. since 2012, a bank-based financial services company.
Mr. Hipple is a trustee for the Manufacturers Alliance for Productivity and Innovation, Inc., Chairman of the Trustees of the Cleveland Institute of Music, and a director of the Greater Cleveland Partnership.