Airgas, Inc.today announced that Nicole L. Kahny has been named Senior Vice President - Human Resources, reporting to President and Chief Executive Officer Michael L. Molinini. Kahny joins the Company’s Management Committee and succeeds Pamela J. Claypool, who was recently named Division President - North Division.

Kahny previously served as the Company’s Vice President - Talent Management, responsible for key programs influencing the employment experience at Airgas, including talent acquisition and onboarding, performance management and retention, training and development, succession planning, and diversity and inclusion. She currently serves on the Company’s Sustainability Committee and as Chair of the Diversity Management Council.

“Airgas continues to focus on talent management as an integral component of our growth strategy,” said Molinini. “Since joining Airgas in early 2014, Nicole has proven to be a key influencer and adept leader in the organization and has successfully developed Airgas’ human resources and talent management programs to align with and support the evolution of our business. She is uniquely qualified to lead our human resources strategy going forward and a strong addition to the Airgas senior management team.”

Prior to joining Airgas, Kahny served as Vice President of Global Talent, Leadership & Organizational Development for Viacom. She has more than 20 years of experience in the human resources field, serving in various cross-functional and cross-industry roles for companies including Nationwide, Lockheed Martin, and Pfizer. Kahny holds undergraduate degrees in business management and instructional design and her master’s work at the University of Pennsylvania was focused on organizational development.