Barry L. MacLean, chief executive officer and chairman of MacLean-Fogg, announced the appointment of Duncan A. L. MacLean to president of MacLean-Fogg effective August 15, 2015. Duncan MacLean will remain president of MacLean-Fogg Component Solutions and, on October 15, 2015, will assume the role of president of MacLean Power Systems. Tom Smith, current president of MacLean Power Systems, will be stepping down on October 15, 2015. Tom Smith will remain a close advisor to the company and will be committing time to support MPS.  Additionally, Tom Smith has been appointed to vice chairman of the MacLean-Fogg Board of Directors, where he has served for five years.  Barry MacLean stated, “Tom’s leadership and knowledge of the utility markets worldwide are critical to the long-term growth of MacLean-Fogg.” Duncan MacLean said, “The many synergies of MacLean-Fogg’s manufacturing methods and operations represent a strong foundation upon which to continue to invent new products and offer our customers solutions to meet their needs.”

Barry MacLean commented that Duncan MacLean is the fourth generation of the MacLean family to lead the MacLean-Fogg company.  “Timing is of significance,” said Barry MacLean, “since this transition is occurring in the celebratory year of our 90th anniversary of private enterprise.”  MacLean-Fogg was founded In 1925 by John A. MacLean.  With five employees in rented space on Kildare Avenue, the company manufactured one specialized fastener for the nation’s railroads.  John A. MacLean, Jr. became president in 1931 and developed the company into a broader supplier for the railroad marketplace.

In 1961, Barry MacLean joined MacLean-Fogg and became president and chief executive officer in 1972.  Today, the company operates 35 global manufacturing facilities with annual sales in excess of one billion dollars and a workforce of over 3,500.  MacLean-Fogg manufactures engineered metal and plastic components for the industrial, automotive, truck and military markets, and hardware and devices for use in the transmission and distribution of energy, as well as telephone and cable infrastructures.  MacLean Power Systems and MacLean-Fogg Component Solutions are two go-to market identification names.  MacLean Power Systems, headquartered in Fort Mill, South Carolina, manufactures patented and trademarked insulation and protection products, connectors and pole line fastening systems.  MacLean-Fogg Component Solutions, headquartered in Mundelein, Illinois, manufactures patented and trademarked power train components for automotive transmissions, specialty fasteners, plastic assemblies, and suspension elements.

Barry L. MacLean will remain as chief executive officer and chairman of MacLean-Fogg, headquartered in Mundelein, Illinois.

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