Mr. Nelson joined Air Products in 1990 as a regional project manager in the Industrial Gas Division in Atlanta, Georgia. In 1994 he transferred to corporate headquarters in Allentown, where he progressed through a variety of engineering and operations positions. In 1999 Mr. Nelson relocated to London, England, as a business development manager for the air separation business. After three years overseas, he returned to Allentown and joined the helium business in a variety of operations and commercial positions. During this time, Mr. Nelson testified on multiple occasions before the U.S. Congress on behalf of Air Products regarding helium-related issues.
Mr. Nelson holds a bachelor of civil engineering degree from the University of Minnesota and served as an engineering officer in the XVIII Airborne Corps of the United States Army from 1986-1990.