AMERICAN Cast Iron Pipe Company recently announced promotions within its AMERICAN Ductile Iron Pipe (ADIP) and AMERICAN SpiralWeld Pipe (ASWP) Sales Divisions. W.D. “Skip” Benton was named division sales manager, and Christopher Jarrett was named assistant division sales manager. Jerry Burns, current division sales manager, is retiring in March.
After graduating from Auburn University in 1979 with a degree in building science, Benton joined AMERICAN as a sales engineer in the Minneapolis District Office. He was later promoted to district manager in Minneapolis and then transferred to Atlanta, where he also worked as district manager. In 1992, Benton was named assistant division sales manager of ADIP and ASWP, a position he held until his recent promotion.
Christopher Jarrett graduated from the University of Tennessee with a degree in civil engineering in 1994. Soon after, Jarrett began his sales engineer training with AMERICAN, and his first assignment was in the Pittsburgh District Office. In 2005, Jarrett was promoted to Pittsburgh district sales manager. He remained there until 2010, when he became manager for the Orlando District Sales Office. Jarrett has been a member of the American Water Works Association since 1995, and has served as a board member for multiple sections and the association.