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Master Fluid Solutions Announces Promotions
December 1, 2021
Master Fluid Solutions is proud to announce two promotions: David Barned’s promotion to senior vice president and general manager of the North American Business Unit and Erica Denton’s promotion to global vice president of supply chain and procurement.
Barned has worked at Master Fluid Solutions for nearly 30 years, driving innovation and growth through roles that spanned marketing, supply chain management, and operations. He began his career with Master Fluid Solutions in 1992 as a training specialist, helping implement the company’s pioneering fluid management protocols. After a decade as a district manager in both Indiana and Texas, Barned was promoted to the director of business development, where he used his unique insight into the industry to drive growth. In 2008, after two years working with the research and development team to transform Master’s metalworking fluid product line, Barned transitioned to global marketing, where he became instrumental in shaping the Master Fluid Solutions brand into a worldwide leader. Later on, he held positions as vice president of global marketing, global vice president of operations and supply chain, and general manager of the North American Business Unit.
As senior vice president and general manager of the North American Business Unit, Barned will continue shaping and executing strategies to further solidify Master Fluid Solutions’ position as a global leader in metalworking fluid quality and innovation.
“David Barned has been dedicated to the Master Fluid Solutions family for nearly three decades, and his vision, drive, and talent have helped our company become what it is today,” says President and CEO Dean Froney. “As we enter a new phase of growth, his insight and leadership in the North American business unit are more needed than ever. We are thrilled by the potential of what lies ahead.”
Denton brings over a decade of experience in global supply chain management, operations, and continuous improvement. Denton joined Master Fluid Solutions in 2018 after her experience at Barnes Group Inc., where she worked as a global commodity analyst and later as the director of the global supply chain.
After joining Master Fluid Solutions in 2018, she became instrumental in helping the company through many phases of growth. In addition, when Master Fluid Solutions acquired Wilhelm Dietz GmbH & Co. KG and their WEDOLiT product catalog, she spearheaded a number of successful initiatives to develop and integrate the company’s growing supply chain.
As global vice president of supply chain and procurement, Denton is responsible for overseeing the company’s worldwide supply chain, further integrating with key distributors and safeguarding from future disruptions.
“We are impressed by Erica Denton’s career-long dedication to improving global supply chains and have been humbled to have her as part of the Master Fluid Solutions family for the past three years,” says President and CEO Dean Froney. “Her talent and expertise are crucial for navigating the challenges facing the entire manufacturing industry as we continue into the new decade. We know that we are in good hands and are eager to see her succeed in this new role.”
These promotions come as Master Fluid Solutions strengthens service to its customers with the creation of focused business units in North America, China, Asia-Pacific, and Europe.