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Michael A. Pires
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Michael A. Pires

Vice President, North and Central Commercial Enablement, Americas

Michael A. Pires is vice president, North and Central Commercial Enablement, Americas, at Air Products. He is responsible for the growth and profitability of the company’s Industrial Gases business in the Northern U.S. In addition, he has executive leadership responsibility for the Americas Strategy, Marketing and Technology, and Americas Procurement and Strategic Sourcing organizations. 

Mr. Pires has more than 25 years of experience in the industrial gas industry, working for BOC Gases, ABCO Welding & Industrial Supply, Gerdau and Air Products. He began his career at Air Products as a senior account executive. From 2013-2017, Mr. Pires served as Midwest area manager and was pivotal in improving the company’s strategically acquired carbon dioxide business and driving meaningful growth in the existing Industrial Gases business. He was named commercial director, Northern Region, in 2017, followed by director, Americas Strategy, Marketing and Technology, in 2019. In 2020, Mr. Pires was appointed vice president and general manager, North Region, Americas before assuming his current position. 

Mr. Pires holds a B.S. degree in business from Muhlenberg College and an MBA from Lehigh University.