Barnes Group names senior vice president, general counsel, secretary

Barnes Group, Inc. (NYSE: B) said it has announced the appointment of James Berklas to the position of senior vice president, general counsel and secretary, effective immediately.

“As a diversified, global company, having an experienced and trusted legal team is critical to our business and supporting the successful execution of our strategy,” said Patrick J. Dempsey, President and Chief Executive Officer, Barnes Group Inc. “Jim is a proven business-focused leader and I am confident that his legal skills, strong business acumen and breadth of legal expertise will complement our senior leadership team.”

Before joining Barnes Group, Berklas served as Senior Vice President, Associate General Counsel, Chief Compliance Officer and Associate Corporate Secretary for Herbalife, Ltd. in Los Angeles, California from 2008 to 2015. He holds a J.D. from Harvard Law School in Cambridge, Massachusetts and a B.A. degree in Political Science from the University of California, Los Angeles.

Founded in 1857, Barnes Group is an international industrial and aerospace manufacturer and service provider, serving a wide range of end markets and customers.