Effective May 1, 2016, has split its South distribution region into two parts: South and Southeast.

Its geography redefined, South will be headquartered in Tampa, Florida. Edwin Robertson, Area Vice President in the South region since 2007, will be the new President. Former South President Kevin McBride will take over as President of the Southeast region, which will be headquartered in Kennesaw, Georgia.

“This reorganization reinforces Airgas’ commitment to an operating model where decisions are made as close to our customers as possible.”

“Through both solid organic growth and acquisitions, the South Region has grown tremendously over the past several years, making it one of Airgas’ largest regions,” said John F. Sheehan, President of Airgas’ South Division.

“This reorganization reinforces Airgas’ commitment to an operating model where decisions are made as close to our customers as possible.”

“We remain committed to cultivating growth in local markets across the US and continue to align our resources to enhance our competitive position,” said Michael L. Molinini, Airgas President and CEO.

“By reorganizing our South Region, we will be able to capitalize on long-term growth prospects and enhance our ability to win in what is already one of the largest industrial gas markets in the US.”

The Southeast region will cover:

  • Northern Georgia
  • Northern Alabama
  • Mississippi
  • Southern Tennessee

The South region will cover:

  • Florida
  • Southern Georgia
  • South Alabama
  • Southern Mississippi