Atmospheric Gases, Americas
Francesco Maione is president, Atmospheric Gases, Americas, at Air Products. He is responsible for the growth and profitability of the company’s Atmospheric Gases product lines in North and South America. In addition, Mr. Maione has leadership responsibility for the company’s operations in South America.
Mr. Maione joined Air Products in the U.K. in 1998 as a financial analyst for the Tonnage Gases business. During his years at Air Products, he has covered roles in all of the company’s core businesses, gaining exposure to Merchant Gases, Electronics, Tonnage Gases and Healthcare, and he has experienced different cultures due to roles that have taken him to Asia, Europe and the U.S. Mr. Maione became general manager of Southern Europe Industrial Gases in 2014, vice president‒Spain and Portugal for the Industrial Gases business in 2015, and vice president, Southern Region, Americas, in 2016. He served as vice president, Northern Region, Americas, and vice president and general manager, South America, prior to assuming his current position.
Before joining Air Products, Mr. Maione worked for multinational companies like Kuwait Petroleum in Italy and the French company Vivendi in London.
Mr. Maione holds a degree in business and economics from the University of Rome and an MBA from the LUISS University (Rome). He is also a qualified chartered accountant.
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