After 27 years in the industry, Bill Barker has retired from Petersen Aluminum Corp., where his past responsibilities included Chicago industrial sales, glass industry sales and management of the company’s stainless steel product line.

Bill Barker and Mike Petersen celebrating Barker's retirement from Petersen Aluminum.
Bill Barker and Mike Petersen celebrating Barker’s retirement from Petersen Aluminum.

“I enjoyed my career at Petersen,” Barker says. “Management treated me very well; excellent, in fact, and I’m grateful. They allowed me the freedom to handle my accounts as I deemed necessary. There was no micro-managing, which allowed me to succeed.”

Adds Petersen Aluminum CEO Mike Petersen, “Bill developed a diverse and loyal customer base through his dedicated efforts and he will be missed by his friends, colleagues and fellow employees at Petersen.”