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Bart A. Aitken

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  • M.S., Industrial Administration, Carnegie Mellon University
  • B.S., Industrial Engineering, West Virginia University

Bart A. Aitken has served since 2015 as President and Chief Executive Officer of The Cleaver-Brooks Company, Inc., the premier provider of integrated boiler room solutions for steam and hydronic applications. Previously, he served as Group President at Harbour Group, a St. Louis-based, privately-owned operating company, which acquired Cleaver-Brooks in 2012. Mr. Aitken joined Harbour Group as Group Vice President in 1998 and was named Group President in 1999. In 2005, he assumed the responsibilities of President and CEO of Lincoln Industrial Corporation, a global leader in lubrication equipment. He rejoined Harbour Group as Group President in 2011 following the sale of Lincoln to SKF Group of Sweden. In his role as Group President, Mr. Aitken had responsibility for the following portfolio groups: Plastic Processing Equipment, Automotive Accessories, Building Components, Lubricating Systems, Home Products and Boiler Room Solutions. Prior to joining Harbour Group, he served as Vice President and General Manager of the Engineered Products Group at Kennametal Inc. and Greenfield Industries, Inc., and Director of European Operations at Greenfield. Earlier, he held positions in operations management, manufacturing engineering and business planning/analysis at RTW, Inc. and TRW, Inc.