Board Member: Elected 1974 Chair of the Board 1982-1984
AB Dartmouth College MS Thayer School of Engineering
Barry MacLean joined MacLean-Fogg Company in Mundelein, Illinois, in 1961, became Chairman in 1972, and served as CEO from 1972–2017. MacLean-Fogg is a leading manufacturer of products for the automotive fasteners, commercial truck and trailer, and wheel and axle mounting industries and of products for electric utility, telecommunications and civil markets, with 30 North American manufacturing facilities, 10 international facilities, annual sales of nearly $800 million and a worldwide workforce of 4,500 people.
MacLean is a member, director, and former chairman of numerous businesses and professional organizations. Civic interests include Trusteeships at Newberry Library, Museum of Science and Industry, University of Chicago Hospitals, and U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association. He is former Chairman of the Board of The School of The Art Institute and Vice Chairman of the Art Institute. He served for 35 years as elected trustee of the Village of Mettawa and 14 years as mayor.
MacLean graduated from Dartmouth in 1960, and earned a master's degree from Dartmouth's Thayer School of Engineering in 1961. He is a former chair and current member of the Thayer School Board of Overseers, originally elected in 1974. He was also a Trustee of Dartmouth College from 1991 to 2001. Additionally, he was chairman of the Thayer portion of Dartmouth's Will to Excel Campaign in the 1990s and co-chair of Thayer's Partners in Innovation Campaign, which was part of the recent Campaign for the Dartmouth Experience. MacLean was named a Sylvanus Thayer Fellow in 1979, received the Robert Fletcher Award in 1989, the Dartmouth College Alumni Award in 2007, and an Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters from Dartmouth in 2010.