African Oxygen Limited (Afrox) announced that Mike Huggon has been appointed chairman of the Afrox board of directors, with effect from 20th May 2011.
Huggon is currently Managing Director of BOC UK, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Afrox’s controlling shareholder, The Linde Group of Germany.
Current Afrox chairman, Kent Masters, will relinquish his position following the company’s annual general meeting on 19th May.
Huggon, 55, has many years experience of the global gases and welding products industry. He first joined the then BOC Group, subsequently acquired by The Linde Group, in 1978 working in a range of commercial and operational roles in the UK.
Huggon also held the position of managing director of BOC in Hong Kong and was head of industrial and special products in Asia before returning to the UK in 2007 to take up his current position.
South Africa’s Department of Transport recently published a Green Strategy that outlines efforts to contribute towards a 5% reduction of emissions in the transport sector by 2050. These steps will include switching to hydrogen (H 2 ) fuels and adopting H 2 energy vehicles.
Rock Solid Industries (RSI), manufacturer of pickup truck canopies, has purchased two nitrogen (N2) generators from leading local manufacturer and supplier of N2 generators, NitraLife, to augment and strengthen its manufacturing efficiencies and capabilities.
A landmark agreement has been signed between Air Products South Africa and Sasol Chemical Industries, which will see Air Products purchase the Sasolburg A2100 air separation unit (ASU), and simultaneously commence with a new long-term supply agreement.
At a time when the Southern and pan-African mining and engineering sectors are facing many challenges, companies are looking for suppliers which can offer them the widest and most robust range of products to assist them in addressing the challenges that they face.
Month on month the gasworld website continues to be the primary portal for information, on a global scale, about our industry - be it through the provision of news and features, or information in the expansive company directory section. Launched in 2004, it is the only independent online news provider and information portal for the global industrial gas community and the larger end-user markets. The website also now incorporates news for gasworld US and Specialty Gas Report.
To find out more about gasworld's advertising opportunities click here.