Air Products has hired Sean Major as its new Executive Vice-President and General Counsel (GC).

Under the new appointment, Major will bring 28 years of experience in international legal management, commercial and transactional, and compliance and regulatory experience to the Tier One corporation.

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Source: Air Products and Chemicals, Inc.

Sean Major.

He joins Air Products from Joy Global, where he served as Executive Vice-President, GC and Secretary for almost a decade. Prior to Joy Global, he held a variety of roles in increasing legal responsibility and completed private practice with law firms in Chicago and Tokyo.

Major’s term will be effective from 1st May 2017. He takes over from the company’s GC responsibilities from Mary Afflerbach, Vice-President, Corporate Secretary and Chief Governance Officer, who has been serving as the company GC on an interim basis.

Seifi Ghasemi, Chairman, President and CEO, said that Major is a “superb addition to Air Products’ executive leadership team, bringing deep expertise leading a full range of legal aspects.”

“His business savvy and international transactional experience in the US, Europe, Asia, and the Middle East will be great assets to Air Products as we continue to pursue our opportunities around the world.”