September 15, 2006 Lehigh Valley, Pa.
Air Products (NYSE:APD) today announced that Nelson Squires has been named to the position of director, Investor Relations, effective September 25, 2006. He will succeed Philip Sproger whom Air Products Healthcare has appointed to the position of vice president and general manager, U.S. Healthcare.
Squires joined Air Products in 1989 as a sales engineer in the company's Gases business and subsequently served in a variety of customer account, regional management, and mergers and acquisitions leadership positions for Air Products' global electronics business. Since 2003, Squires has served as general sales manager, North America Merchant Gases, where he has been responsible for providing overall management of the sales function, including all merchant gas and liquid bulk selling activities. He holds a bachelor's degree from Wake Forest University.
Air Products' corporate biographies and photos are accessible at www.airproducts.com/PressRoom/Biographies/ExecutiveBiographies.htm.
Air Products (NYSE:APD) serves customers in technology, energy, healthcare and industrial markets worldwide with a unique portfolio of products, services and solutions, providing atmospheric gases, process and specialty gases, performance materials and chemical intermediates. Founded in 1940, Air Products has built leading positions in key growth markets such as semiconductor materials, refinery hydrogen, home healthcare services, natural gas liquefaction, and advanced coatings and adhesives. The company is recognized for its innovative culture, operational excellence and commitment to safety and the environment and is listed in the Dow Jones Sustainability and FTSE4Good Indices. The company has annual revenues of $8.1 billion, operations in over 30 countries, and over 20,000 employees around the globe. For more information, visit www.airproducts.com.
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