Independent Director since 2022
Ms. Barbee was Senior Vice President—Technology and Global R&D of Weber Inc., a manufacturer of charcoal, gas, pellet, and electric outdoor grills and accessories, from 2021 until January 2022. She previously served as Vice President—Advance Development, Global Kitchen & Bath Group of Kohler Company, a global leader in the design, innovation and manufacture of kitchen and bath products, engines and power systems, and luxury cabinetry and tile, from 2020 to 2021, and as Vice President—New Product Development and Engineering, Global Faucets from 2018 to 2020. Ms. Barbee served as Director—Global Creative Design Operations of General Motors, a global company that designs, builds, and sells trucks, crossovers, cars, and automobile parts and accessories, from 2013 to 2017, and in various other capacities since 1994.
Ms. Barbee holds a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from Wayne State University, a master’s degree in mechanical engineering from Purdue University, and has completed the Executive Education Program in the Ross Business School at the University of Michigan.
Through her positions at Weber, Kohler and General Motors, Ms. Barbee has a wide-ranging knowledge of manufacturing, engineering and innovation, management, and operations in the consumer products and automotive industries. She also has extensive international experience in leading engineering, development and innovation efforts.
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