Andy Butcher, 40, has been named president of Luxfer Gas Cylinders U.S.A., the nation’s largest manufacturer of aluminum and composite high-pressure cylinders.Mr. Butcher has general management and administrative responsibility for manufacturing facilities in Riverside, Calif., and Graham, N.C., as well as a sales and distribution network that serves customers around the world. He reports to John Rhodes, president and managing director of all global Luxfer Gas Cylinders operations. Mr. Butcher joined Luxfer in 1991 as a project engineer. Over the past 18 years, he has served 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.Born and educated in England, Mr. Butcher holds an engineering degree from Cambridge University and a master’s degree in business administration from Keele University.Founded in England in 1898, Luxfer is the world’s largest manufacturer of high-pressure aluminum and composite cylinders for a variety of applications, including self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA) for firefighter life support, alternative fuel vehicles and storage, medical, beverage, industrial and specialty gases, inflation, automotive, scuba diving, paintball and performance racing. In addition to its U.S. operations, Luxfer Gas Cylinders has manufacturing facilities in England, France and China and sales offices worldwide.Luxfer Gas Cylinders is part of the global Luxfer Group of companies specializing in manufacturing and high-performance engineering materials (