On March 11, 2013, Barry MacLean was awarded “The Industrial Fasteners Institute George S. Case, Sr. Meritorious Service Award”, otherwise known as the “Soaring Eagle Service Award”.  This award acknowledges that Barry MacLean has contributed many years of outstanding service and leadership to the Industrial Fasteners Institute enabling the Institute to fulfill its mission of continually providing dedicated service to the mechanical fastener manufacturers of North America.

Barry graciously accepted this distinguished award, which recognizes individuals who have contributed outstanding time and effort in the leadership of the Industrial Fasteners Institute and/or in some other way have contributed to the health and well-being of the entire industrial fastener industry.

As fourth generation President and CEO of 88-year old MacLean-Fogg Company, that still today has a robust and prosperous fastener business, Barry certainly has earned this award. When asked to comment, Barry said, “There are a few guiding principles that have made our family business successful: we strive to treat all people with respect, support 51/49 decisions 100%, and applaud failures as we constantly probe the unknown.”

Congratulations, Barry! We are all proud of you!