Grundfos appoints Operations VP for the Americas region

Boutot, a 46 year old US citizen, comes to Grundfos from Colfax Fluid Handling where he was vice president of operations of the EMEA & India regions.

Boutot brings 20 years of experience in fluids, electronics and engineering to Grundfos. Earlier in his career, he held a number of corporate positions at companies including General Electric, ITT (now Xylem), TE Connectivity and Danaher.

He earned a Six Sigma Black Belt from GE and is also a Lean Champion. He has had a long career within industrial manufacturing and supply chain, and international experience with facilities throughout Europe, Asia, India, South America and the US.

“With Eric’s proven record of knowledge to Six Sigma, supply chain, profound operational and leadership excellence and not least, his past as shop operations manager, I am confident that Eric will enhance Grundfos Americas’ ability to meet the needs of our customers, strengthen our end to end supply chain, operations excellence and increase our focus on quality,” said Stéphane Simonetta, Grundfos group executive vice president and chief operating officer.

“I am genuinely looking forward to taking on this great challenge and responsibility. It will be a privilege for me to combine my many years of working experience with the ambitious goals for the Americas team,” said Boutot. He will be based at the Grundfos Americas headquarters in Downers Grove, in Chicago, Illinois.