Andy Butcher has been named president of Luxfer Gas Cylinders U.S.A., the nation’s largest manufacturer of aluminium and composite high-pressure cylinders.

With general management and administrative responsibility for manufacturing facilities in California and North Carolina, as well as a sales and distribution network that serves customers around the world, Butcher now reports to John Rhodes - President and Managing Director of all global Luxfer Gas Cylinders operations.

Butcher joined Luxfer in 1991 as a project engineer and over the past 18 years, has served the company in a variety of roles.

These include positions as engineering and information technology manager, plant manager of a facility in England, director of operations for Luxfer Europe, general manager of the Luxfer Composite Cylinder Division and, for three years prior to his promotion, executive vice president of Luxfer Gas Cylinders U.S.A.

Before joining Luxfer, he was an engineer with Jaguar Cars for four years, holding an engineering degree from Cambridge University and a master’s degree in business administration from Keele University.