Ideal Industries Inc. (Sycamore, Ill.): Jason Butchko is now general manager of Ideal's Networks Division, succeeding Jouke Rijpstra who will retire in 2010. In this position he will be responsible for managing the performance and strategic direction of the network and electrical testing business units, along with the company's broad line of data communications products that include installation tools and connection supplies. Reporting to Jim James, Ideal president and CEO, Butchko will be based in San Diego, the headquarters for the network testing business unit.
He has more than 20 years of senior executive experience most recently, as V.P. of business development for Westco Scientific Instruments Inc, Brookfield, Conn. Butchko earned an MBA from the University of Colorado, an M.S. in environmental science and engineering from the Colorado School of Mines, and a B.S in civil engineering from the United States Air Force Academy.