Richard Barton

Richard Barton

Group CEO

Richard started his working life in sales and marketing in small and highly entrepreneurial businesses. As such he was actively involved in all the commercial activities of the firms he worked in, learning and developing key management and marketing skills from the outset.

Having joined his father’s business in 1984 and has been CEO since 1986. Richard spent the next 30 years transforming Clearview from a family run business of 4 people to an internationally renowned designer and manufacturer of highly innovative and technical components to the automotive sector with over 130 members of staff.

Richard took the business from being a simple toll tinning service for metal manufacturers to entering and being central to the creation of the global heated windscreen industry. Since that move, Clearview has remained focussed on the automotive sector and has become renowned as a leading innovator in its chosen fields, operating from state of the art manufacturing facilities, supplying all the world’s major glazing automotive manufacturers and exporting to over 30 countries.