CECO is proud and delighted to wish a happy birthday to our Engineer extraordinaire, author, mentor, distinguished veteran, friend and associate, Vice President James R. Hutton, who turned 95 years old today, December 18, 2015.
In March of next year, Mr. Hutton will have been a Professional Engineer for 62 amazing years. After serving as a Chief Engineer in the US Navy in both theaters of war during World War II, Hutton graduated with Mechanical Engineering and Business Administration degrees from the University of Texas at Austin. 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 and he has built friendships and esteem across the globe.
Among the recognitions Mr. Hutton has received in his career are the Edward N. Henderson Award from the Gas Machinery Research Council and the Dean W. R. Woodrich Award for lifetime achievement from the American Society of Mechanical Engineers. Hutton is author of How to Sell Technical Equipment and Services (PennWell, 2005).
Mr. Hutton was married for over 50 years to the late Margaret Berry Hutton, who shared his birthday. He has two children, Heather and Jeb, and two grandchildren.
Best wishes and long life to our good friend, Jim Hutton.