Scott Buckhout is the new CEO of Circor

Circor International Inc., a Burlington-based company that provides valves and other highly engineered products for the energy, industrial, and aerospace markets, announced Tuesday that its board of directors has appointed Scott Buckhout as president and chief executive, effective immediately.

Wayne Robbins, who has served as acting president and CEO since December, will continue as the company’s executive vice president and chief operating officer, the company said in a press release.

Buckhout most recently served as president of United Technologies Corp.’s $7 billion Fire and Security division; he has also been appointed to the company’s board.

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In a statement, Circor chairman David Dietz said, “Our board conducted a thorough and comprehensive search over the past four months and unanimously concluded that Scott is best suited to lead Circor through its next phase of growth and development.”

Buckhout, 46, served in a number of senior level positions at UTC from 2007 to 2012. Before that, he held a number of senior roles at Honeywell International Corp. in the Consumer Products and Friction Materials divisions.

In a separate press release, the company said it has granted Buckhout an equity inducement award.