Air Products has appointed Dr. Samir J Serhan as its Chief Operating Officer
Serhan joined Air Products in 2016 as executive vice-president, leading the company’s technology, engineering, project execution, procurement, manufacturing, construction and start-up functions.
He also had profit and loss responsibility for the equipment sales and plant support, LNG technology and equipment, PRISM® membrane systems, Gardner Cryogenics and Rotoflow businesses.
In 2018, Serhan’s role was expanded to include the identification, development and commercial negotiation for all large projects.
In 2019, he assumed full responsibility for the company’s business in the Middle East.
In January 2020, he assumed reporting responsibility for Americas operations and HyCO franchises and stand-alone plants.
With his appointment as Chief Operating Officer, Serhan further assumes full profit and loss responsibility for the Americas, Air Products’ largest operating region, representing 45 percent of total company sales in fiscal 2019.
“Samir has been key to our ability to win and execute the largest and most complex projects in our company’s history,” said Seifi Ghasemi, Air Products’ Chairman, President and CEO.
“He has also successfully transformed our global engineering, manufacturing, technology and equipment organisation as well as the businesses under his responsibility.”
“As Air Products continues to provide industrial gases and applications expertise that improve productivity, efficiency and environmental performance, we also are deploying gasification, carbon capture and hydrogen for mobility and energy transition solutions to help meet the world’s needs for clean, sustainable energy and higher-value end products.”
“I look forward to Samir’s continued leadership across these areas, serving our customers and creating value for our shareholders.”
Commenting on the appointment, Serhan said, “Each day affords us new opportunities to help our customers improve their operations and meet pressing energy and environmental needs around the world.”
“I am honoured to work with our talented and high-performing Air Products teams around the globe to make this a reality, and I look forward to progressing the many opportunities in front of us.”