ESCO Technologies veteran general counsel to retire

Feb 16, 2021
Alyson Barclay will be succeeded from in-house

Alyson Barclay, senior vice president, corporate secretary and general counsel with ESCO Technologies, has announced that she plans to retire in the third quarter of 2021 having spent 33 years with the company, the past 21 years as general counsel.

David Schatz, who at present is vice president, intellectual property counsel and assistant secretary with ESCO, will succeed Barclay. Schatz has been a member of ESCO’s legal team since 1998 and has been closely involved with the company’s operations, technologies, intellectual property, regulatory matters, M&A and other legal matters.

Barclay began her career with the company in 1988 before ESCO’s spin-off from Emerson Electric in 1990. She was promoted in 1995 to assistant general counsel, then in 1999 became vice president, secretary and general counsel before taking up her current position in November 2008.

Before joining the company, she served in the Army Judge Advocate General’s Corps.

ESCO manufactures filtration and fluid-control products for the aviation, navy, space and process markets globally, in addition to composite-based products for navy, defense and industrial customers.

ESCO chair, CEO and president Vic Richey says in a statement: ‘On behalf of the board of directors and the entire organization, I want to thank Alyson for her exceptional legal counsel and leadership over the past three decades. She has been a valued and trusted adviser to our management team and the board, and has been a significant contributor to ESCO’s success as a long-term ally supporting me as CEO.’

Barclay says in an announcement: ‘It has been my honor and privilege to have spent my career working at such a great company with so many talented people.’

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