Vice President and General Manager
Choon Seong Saw was appointed vice president and general manager, Merchant Gases–Asia, in February 2012. He is responsible for the growth and profitability of the company’s Merchant Gases business in Asia.
Mr. Saw joined Air Products in 1992 as a project manager for Sitt Tatt Industrial Gases in Malaysia, where he led several large air separation unit, carbon dioxide and hydrogen plant projects. He subsequently held the position of operations manager for the company’s air separation unit/gaseous oxygen on-site plant in Prai, Malaysia, followed by branch manager in North Malaysia, where he was responsible for Liquid Bulk and Packaged Gases business development. Mr. Saw was named Electronics business manager for Air Products Sitt Tatt Bhd prior to being named managing director for Air Products’ Malaysia business in 2003 and the combined Malaysia-Singapore business in 2005. He served as general manager for Air Products’ China Merchant business prior to being appointed vice president, Liquid Bulk and Generated Gases-Asia, in 2010.
Prior to joining Air Products, Mr. Saw was employed by Hitachi Semiconductor as an engineer in Hitachi’s R&D Machine Development Group.
Mr. Saw was born in 1966 in Georgetown, Penang in Malaysia. He received a bachelor’s degree in Electrical and Computer Systems Engineering from Monash University (Victoria, Australia) in 1989 and an M.B.A. from the University of Bath (United Kingdom) in 1995.
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