Mike Barnes, GM, ASG

Monday, May 6, 2024 Cleveland OH – ASG announces hiring Mike Barnes as General Manager. With this role, Mr. Barnes has global responsibility and oversees staff that provide torque control, fastening, and precision assembly tools to customers in nearly 30 countries around the world.

“I’m excited to leverage my experience, enthusiasm, and energy to help lead and build the business,” said Barnes recently. ASG has a “think big” philosophy as evidenced by the revolutionary X-PAQTM, launched in 2010, the soon-to-launch next generation X-PAQTM, and the ingenuity the team brings to solve customer’s assembly and automation challenges daily. “Many of the skills I’ve acquired working with companies at various stages of maturity, from early-stage startups to established industry leaders, will be helpful as ASG capitalizes on its unique capabilities to grow and scale”, Barnes continued.

ASG got its start in the mid 1970’s with torque control screwdrivers and other assembly products and solutions. It became an official Jergens division ten years later, and, in 2010, transitioned from a wholesale distributor to a designer, manufacturer, and distributor. Through its ASG Express, Precision Fastening, and Automation offerings, customers can choose to purchase specific devices or engage with ASG to design entire systems for their assembly needs. ASG is committed to excellence and has continued to deliver against the mission-critical specification requirements for applications in military, medical, aerospace, and automotive end markets, among others.

Prior to joining ASG, Barnes spent time in consulting, commercial and investment banking, business development, a SaaS startup, and private equity and venture capital investing. He is eager to combine his interpersonal skills, analytical rigor, and bias for action to drive a well-honed strategy, effective operations, and a collaborative team at ASG.  Barnes has an entrepreneurial mindset and capitalizes on creative ways to deliver scalable organizational processes.

About ASG:

ASG is ISO 9001:2015 certified as well as an A3 Certified Robotic Integrator. They have been offering products and solutions for the assembly industry since 1976. A complete line of torque control products and precision fastening equipment is offered through ASG Express, Precision Fastening, and Automation product groups and includes electric and pneumatic torque control drivers, automated fastening systems, torque testers, workstation accessories, precision screw presenters, automatic tape and label dispensers, the X-PAQ™ System, and more. For more information visit http://www.asg-jergens.com.