Duncan MacLean Becomes Fourth Generation Leader of Family-Owned MacLean-Fogg


November 15, 2017 – Mundelein, Illinois – Barry MacLean announced that, effective November 1, 2017, his son, Duncan MacLean, President of MacLean-Fogg, added the responsibility of Chief Executive Officer, leading all global company operations. Barry MacLean, former Chief Executive Officer and Chairman, will maintain his Chairman role and will continue to lead long-term strategy, planning, and new product advocacy. George Cook, 23-year MacLean-Fogg veteran, Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, has joined Barry as Vice Chairman. George is responsible for leading the company’s financial operations and partners with Barry and the Board of Directors to plan and finance future business growth.   


“I’m honored to be the fourth generation of the MacLean family to own and operate MacLean-Fogg,” said Duncan MacLean. “Alongside Barry, I will ensure the long tradition of MacLean-Fogg by investing in people and new opportunities. I’ve had the privilege of working in seven of our different facilities, and living in Germany for nearly 5 years. I’m committed to making my vision of unifying our company globally by driving ‘One MacLean-Fogg.’ I will continue to support and build our Operational Transformation culture through LEAN implementation, and invest in new products, equipment, and acquisitions. Focus will continue to be placed on developing an infrastructure of technological advancements to best serve our customers far into the future.”


Duncan MacLean joined MacLean-Fogg in 1996 as a manufacturing engineer for MacLean Power Systems. He was elected to the MacLean-Fogg Board of Directors in 1998. In 2008, Duncan became President of MacLean-Fogg Component Solutions. He is acclaimed for guiding MFCS through the Great Recession. In 2015, Duncan became President of MacLean-Fogg and assumed direct responsibility for MacLean Power Systems. He is successfully rebuilding the company back to its historic performance levels.

Duncan MacLean received a Bachelor’s degree from Dartmouth College in 1994, a Bachelor’s of Engineering degree from Dartmouth’s Thayer School of Engineering in 1995, a Master’s of Engineering Management degree from Dartmouth’s Thayer School of Engineering in 1996, and an MBA in Finance from Kellogg Graduate School of Management in 2008.

Barry stated, “For the past 92 years, MacLean-Fogg built a company that has grown more than one-hundred times since I became CEO in 1972. I’m proud to say that the MacLean family has always led the company. My grandfather and founder, John A. MacLean, started the company in 1925. In 1928, my father, John A. MacLean, Jr., stepped in and I ultimately became President and CEO in 1972. It’s a thrill to see fourth generation Duncan MacLean leading the company.”


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