New Management to Head Barnes Molding Solutions Global Strategic Business Unit

Jessica Poliner to replace Norbert Scheid as president of Barnes Molding Solutions.


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Jessica Poliner, new president of Barnes Molding Solutions

Jessica Poliner, new president of Barnes Molding Solutions. Photo Credit: Barnes Molding Solutions

Jessica Poliner has been appointed president of Barnes Molding Solutions (Bristol, Connecticut), effective Jan. 1, 2021. Ms. Poliner replaces Norbert Scheid, who retired from Barnes Group in December 2020, after a 47-year career in the plastics molding industry. Molding Solutions is a strategic business unit within Barnes Group, which consists of highly respected brands Synventive, Thermoplay, männer, FOBOHA, Priamus and Gammaflux.

Poliner has more than fifteen years of leadership experience working in global diversified industrial companies. She began her career as a lawyer, where she focused primarily on corporate and mergers and acquisitions, along with global integration. She previously served as the general manager and vice president for the marine, rail and air businesses of Thermo King (Ingersoll Rand), as well as held a wide range of leadership roles at Caterpillar. She adds global leadership and cognizance to the role, having lived in the U.S., India, Panama and Belgium in the last decade alone.

Building on the reputation of Molding Solutions’ premier brands, Poliner and her leadership team will advance and accelerate the execution of the strategic business unit’s growth strategy through investments in R&D, product management and strategic marketing.

Mr. Scheid joined Barnes Group as vice president and general manager, European Operations, Synventive, with the acquisition of Synventive in 2012, and most recently served as president, Molding Solutions. Barnes Group extends its sincere thanks to Mr. Scheid for his leadership and support of Molding Solutions and wishes him well in his future endeavors.