ESAB Welding & Cutting Products announced the appointment of Andrew Masterman as President and Chief Executive Officer of ESAB North America. Masterman will be based in Florence, S.C., and will replace Brendan Colgan, who will be assuming the role of Chairman of The ESAB Group, Inc. (North America) and will also assume additional responsibilities by year's end as Operations Director for ESAB Global including India, South America, Asia Pacific and China.
Masterman was previously president of Metalico’s Platinum Group Metals division. Prior to that, he held the position of president within Spartan Light Metals, TI Automotive and Walbro Corporation. He also served in a senior financial role for Intel Corporation's Server Business Unit. He has lived in Japan and led operations there as well as other locations in Asia, Mexico and North America.
Masterman completed his undergraduate studies at Colorado College. He subsequently completed graduate studies at the University of Michigan and holds advanced degrees in Japanese Studies, Industrial Engineering and an MBA.