Air Products has named Miquel Lope as its new Vice-President for Southern Europe and the Maghreb.

Part of the Air Products group since 1997, Lope has also been appointed General Director of Air Products’ subsidiaries Carburos Metalicos in Spain and Gasin in Portugal.

Since 2012, Lope has held various positions of responsibility in Southern Europe such as director of supply chain and director of business development and operations.

“I take on the challenge of leading Carburos Metalicos with enthusiasm, respect and trust. I feel fortunate to have an excellent team of professionals who have made it the leading company in the industrial and medicinal gases sector in Spain,” Lope said.

“The contribution of each one of them has been vital during the Covid-19 crisis and thanks to their efforts we have been able to meet an unprecedented level of requests for medical oxygen from health authorities while still offering excellent service to the rest of our clients.”

“Now we have new and exciting projects ahead of us and, as we have done this year and throughout the more than 120 years of the company’s history, we will face them with excellence and sustainability as hallmarks.”

Lope said he is committed to the development of clean and sustainable energy in Spain and Portugal.

Working in collaboration with the industry and the authorities, Carburos Metalicos will share its knowledge and experience to achieve the common goal of moving towards the hydrogen economy.