Barry Snyder

Chief Operations Officer

Member of the Bekaert Group Executive

Barry Snyder (°1962) joined Bekaert on 1 July 2023. Barry has a strong track record of global executive leadership with extensive industry experience in specialty chemicals and materials.

Barry began his career in 1990 with Rohm and Haas Company where he held roles of increasing responsibility in marketing and research, across different geographies. From 2007 to 2014 he took on technology and innovation leadership positions at Celanese Corporation and HB Fuller Company (US) and at Orion Engineered Carbons (Germany). In 2015, Barry Snyder joined Axalta Coating Systems in the US, first as Chief Technology Officer and subsequently as Chief Operations and Supply Chain Officer. He also held operational responsibilities at Axalta as Regional Leader EMEA, based in Switzerland.

Throughout his career, Barry has driven strategic alignment across multiple functional areas including innovation, technology, marketing, operations, supply chain, procurement, SH&E, and quality. 

Barry Snyder, US national, holds a Master of Science degree in Chemistry from the Emory University in Atlanta (GA), a PhD Inorganic Chemistry from Harvard University in Cambridge (MA), and an MBA from Temple University in Philadelphia (PA).