Vice President, Central Europe and CIS
Vaclav Harant joined Air Products in June 2017 as vice president, Central Europe and Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS). He is responsible for driving the strategy and profitability of the company’s Industrial Gases business in these regions.
Prior to joining Air Products, Mr. Harant was employed by Ecolab-Nalco, where he most recently served as vice president and general manager for Central and Eastern Europe, Russia and CIS. Based in Moscow, he significantly increased the Ecolab-Nalco footprint in Central Europe and Russia through direct investments, channel to market development, and production joint ventures. Before joining Ecolab-Nalco in 2009, Mr. Harant managed Air Products’ Merchant Gases business in the Czech Republic and Slovak.
Mr. Harant holds a mechanical engineering degree from the State Technical University of Prague.