We are pleased to announce Chris Hutras, Assistant General Manager, McWane Ductile Ohio, has been named Technical Director, effective immediately. In this role, Chris will have oversight of our flange business, as well as responsibility for quality control, continuous improvement and new product development.

Chris began his tenure with McWane Inc. as Director of the Treatment Plant Division in 2012 before being named Assistant GM of McWane Ductile Ohio, a position he has held since 2016. Throughout his career, which spans more than 30 years supporting various manufacturers across Ohio, Chris has developed a well-rounded portfolio firmly rooted in quality, production and product management, coupled with strong leadership skills, having held a number of management-level positions.

Chris has been a key contributor for McWane Ductile Ohio, and the position of Technical Director will afford him the opportunity to further capitalize on his breadth of experience and skillset he has procured over the past three decades. Chris’ forward-thinking approach will serve our facility well in this capacity, and I anticipate he will continue to make a significant impact.