Warren Arenz has been named head of safety, health, environment and quality (SHEQ).

Linde North America, a member of The Linde Group, has given Arenz the responsibility of improving its safety performance.

Following the company’s achievements under the American Chemistry Council’s Responsible Care® Programme, he will also be responsible for continuing Linde’s certification.

Arenz, who joined Linde in 2001 as a plant manager in Dallas, Texas, will be based at the company’s New Jersey headquarters.

Pat Murphy, President of Linde North America said, “Our SHEQ programmes are designed to safeguard the health and wellbeing of our employees, customers, neighbours and partners. Warren’s experience and leadership qualities will help Linde accomplish these goals.”