August 02, 2010 Lehigh Valley, Pa.
Air Products (NYSE:APD) has appointed Nelson Squires vice president, North America Merchant Gases. He is responsible for the growth and profitability of the company’s Merchant Gases business in the U.S. and Canada.
Squires joined Air Products in 1989 as a sales engineer and subsequently held management positions within the Electronics group. From 2001-2003 Squires managed the alliances and acquisitions program for Electronics, helping to implement its aggressive growth plans. He became a general sales manager for North America Gases in 2003, responsible for all merchant gas and liquid bulk selling activities in the region, and most recently held the position of director, Investor Relations. Squires received a bachelor’s degree from Wake Forest University in 1983 and served as an officer in the U.S. Army from 1983-1987.
Air Products (NYSE:APD) serves customers in industrial, energy, technology and healthcare markets worldwide with a unique portfolio of atmospheric gases, process and specialty gases, performance materials, and equipment and services. 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. In fiscal 2009, Air Products had revenues of $8.3 billion, operations in over 40 countries, and 18,900 employees around the globe. For more information, visit www.airproducts.com.
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