Air Products has announced that it has appointed Dr. Samir J. Serhan as Executive Vice-President, leading the company’s Technology, Engineering and Manufacturing functions, excluding hydrogen and carbon monoxide.
Serhan has also been appointed as an Executive Officer of the company and will be based in Allentown, Pennsylvania. He will have profit and loss responsibility for the LNG technology and equipment, PRISM® Membrane Systems, and Gardner Cryogenics businesses.
Commenting on the appointment, Air Products Chairman, President and CEO Seifi Ghasemi said, “I am very pleased that Samir is joining Air Products. Samir brings an extraordinary combination of business development, engineering, project execution, operations, technology and commercial skills, along with international experience and leadership qualities that will help us move forward as we execute against our strategic Five-Point Plan.”
Serhan has a long history with the gas industries’ big players. He has been president at Praxair, Inc. since 2014, he worked with The Linde Group for 14 years as managing director, and he held various leadership positions at Parsons Corporation where he began his career.
In addition to numerous leading positions, Serhan holds a doctorate in engineering mechanics from Virginia Tech, has published over 40 papers in conferences and journals, and also served as an adjunct professor at Temple University and The Pennsylvania State University.