Global aerospace manufacturer Barnes Group announced the appointment of James Pelletier as senior vice president, general counsel and secretary, effective April 1.

Pelletier will succeed Peter Gutermann, the company’s current senior vice president, general counsel and secretary, who will retire at the end of March.

In his new role, Pelletier will be the chief legal advisor and counsel to the senior leadership team, chairman, and board of directors. He will also be responsible for oversight and supervision of all legal matters impacting the company, including general corporate matters, mergers and acquisitions, corporate governance, and Securities and Exchange Commission compliance.

Pelletier joined Barnes Group in 2015 and most recently held the position of deputy general counsel in addition to serving as segment general counsel for Barnes Aerospace.