Barry-Wehmiller Board of Directors

Bob Chapman, CEO of Barry-Wehmiller Companies, Inc.The Barry-Wehmiller board of directors plays a pivotal role in the continued growth of our organization, bringing a sense of professionalism to our leadership and sharing their unique experiences in the global business community.  We are extremely grateful for the level of commitment to the company that these individuals have demonstrated through the years.

I made a decision in the late '70s, upon the death of my father, former Barry-Wehmiller President William A. Chapman, that I wanted to surround myself with experienced business professionals who would challenge and encourage me through my career.  It is very unusual for a private company controlled by a family to have a legal board of this caliber.  I made a commitment to each of them as they considered the board that we would be respectful of their time and strive to engage them and perform in such a manner to allow them to be proud of their association with Barry-Wehmiller.

    Robert H. Chapman
    Chairman and CEO

Please click on the photographs of the individual board members for more complete biographies. 

 Richard F. Ford Brian W. Hotarek  Robert J. Lanigan  James W. Lawson


 John Morton III  Eric L. Motley, Ph.D.  Tom Patterson  William D. Smithburg


 John S. Stroup  Louis F. Umstead  W.W. "Chet" Walker  Peter C. Wallace

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  • "I know Bill Chapman would be exceptionally proud of what has evolved from his hard work, resourcefulness and persistence — to see the strength of Barry-Wehmiller today."

    — Bob Pehr

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