Air Products has announced organisational changes, effective April 1st 2009.

Scott A. Sherman, currently Senior Vice President and General Manager for Tonnage Gases, Equipment and Energy (TGEE), has been appointed as Senior Vice President of Strategic Development and Execution.

He will have responsibility for Strategic Planning, Technology, Energy and Materials, Global Engineering and Global Operations, and continue to serve on the Corporate Executive Committee (CEC).

Sherman’s previous role in TGEE will be filled by Stephen J. Jones, currently Senior Vice President and General Counsel and Corporate Secretary.

John Stanley, currently Assistant General Counsel for Corporate and Commercial in the Americas and Europe, has been appointed to Senior Vice President and General Counsel.

Stanley will become a member of the CEC, reporting to John E. McGlade, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer, and be responsible for the Law Department, Corporate Relations and the Corporate Secretary’s Office.

Mary Afflerbach, currently Assistant General Counsel for Securities and Corporate Governance, has been appointed to Corporate Secretary and Chief Governance Officer, reporting to Stanley.

In this role, Afflerbach will advise the CEC and the Board of Directors on legal and regulatory matters pertaining to corporate governance, be accountable for the company’s U.S. securities law compliance and manage the Corporate Secretary’s Office.