Firth Rixson Limited has appointed James Boutot sales manager for North America. He was Eastern Region Sales Manager. “We are in a strong growth phase, driven by the rebounding aerospace sector, and Jim’s experience will be an asset for the organization,” says Jeff Yaker, the company’s VP sales & marketing.
Prior to joining Firth Rixson, Boutot was a regional sales manager for Alcoa Howmet Castings. He began his career at Howmet Dover Casting in 1978, assuming positions of increasing responsibility for that company’s activities in the aerospace and industrial gas turbine sectors.
Firth Rixson Limited www.firthrixson.com was formed in 2003 from a merger of UK-based Firth Rixson and US-based Forged Metals, Inc. It is majority owned by The Carlyle Group www.carlyle.com, a global private equity firm. Firth Rixson serves customers worldwide in market sectors such as aerospace, defense, power generation, transportation, petrochemical, medical and general industrial. Firth Rixson owns 15 operating facilities in North America, Europe and Asia.