Matheson Tri-Gas, Inc. (MTG) has successfully acquired the assets and business of Aeris, Inc. of Northern California and Nevada, adding 14 new locations to the MTG network.

The acquired business will become a part of the Matheson Tri-Gas Industrial Gas Group Northern California region.

Aeris, Inc. is Northern California’s largest leading independent medical, industrial and specialty gas manufacturer, formed through the merger of Wine Country Gases, Central Coast Gases, Wesco, Arc Gas Products, and Air Arc Supply in January 2006.

The merger of 2006 was initiated by the founding partners Gary Minnis, Michael Beckley, and Dan Guerra. Dan Guerra will continue to head the business as Regional Vice President for Matheson Tri-Gas, Inc.

Bill Kroll, Chairman, President & CEO of Matheson Tri-Gas, Inc. stated, “We have always admired Aeris as a well run company and their addition to the MTG network is a move to strengthen our presence in Northern California. The Aeris combination with the MTG network will bring increased value for the customers.”

Steve Foster, Corporate Vice President for Matheson Tri-Gas, Inc. added, “We are pleased by the acquisition and welcome aboard our new team members from Aeris. The Aeris business capabilities will complement our local merchant liquid business and we look forward to the future growth opportunity that this acquisition affords.”

“We are proud that Aeris has now become part of the Matheson Tri-Gas, Inc. family and I am excited by the opportunity to continue leading this business. The alignment of our cultures and key service principles assures our success and will create considerable benefit to our customers and employees,” affirmed Dan Guerra, President of Aeris Inc.

CEO Bill Kroll reveals more about the success story and ambition behind the Matheson Tri-Gas enterprise, in the forthcoming November issue of gasworld magazine as he provides an Interview of the Month with Rob Cockerill.