Tom Patterson Joins Barry-Wehmiller Board of Directors
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Barry-Wehmiller Companies, Inc.
8020 Forsyth Blvd.
St. Louis, MO, 63105
Press release date: January 10, 2011
ST. LOUIS - January 10, 2011 - Robert H. Chapman, Chairman and CEO of Barry-Wehmiller Companies, Inc., is pleased to announce the appointment of Tom Patterson to the Barry-Wehmiller Board of Directors, enhancing the strength and diversity of its membership as they apply a broad range of leadership and operating experience to Barry-Wehmiller's continued growth.
"We are very pleased with Tom's wealth of experience in the private equity field, and we welcome his contribution to our already distinguished external board whose caliber is truly unique for a privately held company such as Barry-Wehmiller," Chapman said.
Patterson is a General Partner at Madrone Capital Partners, an investment firm based in Menlo Park, Calif. Prior to joining Madrone, Patterson was a partner at Weston Presidio, a private equity firm focused on growth equity and leveraged buyout transactions. He received an MBA from Harvard Business School and an A.B. from Harvard College.
"Barry-Wehmiller integrates human factors and financial discipline better than any company I have seen," Patterson said. "The culture of the organization, and the emphasis on leadership and personal integrity that underpin this core asset, is truly remarkable. Bob's inspired leadership has created a virtuous circle that draws upon personal engagement and business discipline that permeates the entire organization. Not only does this create a significant competitive advantage, but more importantly it results in a dynamic organization where people derive a deep sense of fulfillment from their work. I regard my role on the board as an opportunity to support the many facets of what has made the company such a success and to help perpetuate the journey."
Patterson is married with two children and lives in Portola Valley, Calif.
Barry-Wehmiller Board of Directors
Robert H. Chapman, Barry-Wehmiller Chairman and CEO; Richard F. Ford, former President of Centerre Bank and Centerre Bancorporation of St. Louis; Brian W. Hotarek, President and CEO of BI-LO Holdings, LLC; Robert J. Lanigan, Chairman Emeritus of Owens-Illinois; James W. Lawson, Barry-Wehmiller Vice President and CFO; John Morton III, former President of the Premier Bank at Bank of America; Eric L. Motley, Ph.D., Vice President of the Aspen Institute; Tom Patterson, General Partner at Madrone Capital Partners; William D. Smithburg, former Chairman and CEO of The Quaker Oats Company; John S. Stroup, President and CEO of Belden; Louis F. Umsted, President of Umsted Investments; W.W. "Chet" Walker, Senior Managing Director of Forsyth Capital Investors; and Peter C. Wallace, President and CEO of Robbins & Myers, Inc.
Barry-Wehmiller Companies, Inc. is a diversified global supplier of engineering consulting and manufacturing technology solutions in packaging, corrugating, and paper converting across a broad spectrum of industries. Barry-Wehmiller's balanced approach to the market is made possible through nine interactive divisions: Accraply, Inc., a leading manufacturer of automatic labeling and label converting and finishing systems; Barry-Wehmiller Design Group, Inc., a premier supplier of manufacturing automation, facility design, and other engineering consulting services; Barry-Wehmiller International Resources (BWIR), a global provider of business and technology solutions to the mid-market manufacturing domain; FleetwoodGoldcoWyard, Inc., a leading producer and supplier of automated can end and product handling equipment, advanced conveyance technology, palletizers, depalletizers, and process equipment; HayssenSandiacre, a form/fill/seal technologies and services leader for more than 100 years; MarquipWardUnited, Inc., a leading manufacturer of equipment for the corrugated and folded carton industries; Paper Converting Machine Company (PCMC), providing high-performance converting machinery for the global tissue, nonwovens, package printing, and envelope manufacturing industries; PneumaticScaleAngelus, a global provider for filling, capping, can seaming, labeling, and centrifugation; and Thiele Technologies, Inc., a leading producer of placing, feeding, bagging, cartoning, case packing, and palletizing equipment.
In fiscal year 2010, Barry-Wehmiller leveraged a strategic combination of organic and acquisition growth to achieve revenues surpassing $1 billion. Barry-Wehmiller now employs more than 5,500 team members in over 65 locations worldwide.
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