GMRC Names James R. Hutton Recipient of the Edward N. Henderson Award

James R. Hutton, P.E.

Vice President James R. Hutton, PE, received the Edward N. Henderson Award from the Gas Machinery Research Council (GMRC) Tuesday night, October 2, 2012, in Austin, Texas, during the 2012 Gas Machinery Conference. The award honors distinguished service to the GMRC and the gas industry.

Mike Grubb, president of the GMRC, said, “Mr. Hutton has been an inspiration to so many young engineers over the course of his career. His passion for mentoring, especially in the area of ethics, has helped many professionals in our industry grow into the positions they enjoy today.”

“I am hugely pleased that Jim Hutton has received this honor,” said Bruce R. Hotze, Chief Executive Officer of CECO. “Mr. Hutton is a great friend and asset to the Hotze family, CECO and to the entire compressor and engine industry.”

Originally called the GMRC Distinguished Service Award, the Edward N. Henderson Award was named in honor of Ed Henderson, the father of the GMRC, in 2009. Only six others have received this award, including Ed Henderson, Don Crusan Bob Bass, Winston Johnson, Orin Flanigan and Eric Thomas.

Hutton came to CECO in 1986 after retiring as president of the International Division of Dresser Machinery, where he had worked for 38 years. Hutton began his career with Clark Brothers, a Division of Dresser, where they manufactured compressor and integral gas engines. His long years of service to the oil and gas industry are unparalleled.

After serving as a Chief Engineer in the US Navy during World War II, Hutton graduated with Mechanical Engineering and Business Administration degrees from the University of Texas at Austin. He is author of How to Sell Technical Equipment and Services (PennWell, 2005).