Rachel Smith is vice president and general manager, Canada, at Air Products. She is responsible for driving the strategy and profitability of the company’s Industrial Gases and HyCO businesses in Canada, as well as executing Air Products’ growth initiatives in the region.
Ms. Smith joined Air Products in 2013 as a senior plant process engineer in Edmonton, Alberta. In 2014 she was appointed to the HyCO account manager role and later moved into a commercial leadership role for the Canadian franchise. Ms. Smith was promoted to area manager for California and Canada HyCO in 2019 and most recently was named director for the HyCO Western Region.
Prior to joining Air Products, Ms. Smith’s professional experience included engineering, operations, and commercial roles in Canada’s energy sector. Ms. Smith worked for Suncor Energy in Fort McMurray, Alberta and Enbridge Pipelines in Edmonton, Alberta.
Ms. Smith holds a bachelor’s degree in biochemical engineering and master’s degree in engineering science, both from the University of Western Ontario, and an MBA from the University of Alberta.