Barry McManus


Klein Products President Barry McManus gives new meaning to the word busy. He starts responding to emails at the crack of 5 a.m. — when you operate in more than one time zone like we do, you have to get an early start — and that’s only the beginning. As the day progresses, his non-stop schedule includes everything from leading meetings, training staff and overseeing operations to developing long-term business strategies, managing Klein Products’ finances, planning for the company’s ongoing growth, and meeting with customers and key suppliers. He usually leaves the office around 6 p.m. or later, and while that may make for long days, for Barry they are days well-spent on work he is deeply passionate about.

Barry got his start at Klein Products as a preteen, working during summer vacations and during school holidays. In the years that followed, he held a variety of roles across every department of the company — from general labor and assisting in the steel yard to production, sales, and management roles — before being named company president in 1991. As president, Barry has worked tirelessly to help our company expand globally, move to new state-of-the-art facilities in both California and Texas, achieve ISO 9001:2015 certification for the quality management systems at our Texas facility, thrive as a top-notch work environment for our incredible team, and ultimately achieve remarkable growth. In all he does, Barry serves as an example of Klein Products’ guiding principles: valuing relationships, working hard and doing things the right way every time.

You Might Not Know:

  • Barry’s adoptive father (and Klein Products’ founder), Richard Klein, showed him the meaning of family early on, and Barry is now a happy husband and proud father of three boys of his own.
  • Barry is a man of many interests, with hobbies ranging from boating, spending time at the beach and barbecuing to photography, fitness and listening to music.
  • A lifelong fan of candles, Barry is the reason Klein Products’ California office always smells so good.
  • Barry loves to inspire and loves to be inspired, as a hobby he collects inspiring stories, quotes, books and music that moves people.