CALGAZ, Air Liquide’s brand of industry-leading calibration gas products and services, has appointed Chris Street as the new Director of Global Business Development and Strategy.

His primary responsibilities are to develop new products based on the evolving needs of the industries the company serves, to expand the business in developing markets, and to oversee new acquisition opportunities that may arise. Chris will bring a renewed entrepreneurial and innovative spirit to the organization.

Chris joined Calgaz in 1998, developing the business in Europe, Middle East and Asia before leaving to take over as CEO at Scientific and Technical Gases (StG) in 2007. Following the acquisition of StG in 2014, he has rejoined the Calgaz family.

“CALGAZ has always had an excellent reputation for quality product, services and technical expertise,” Chris said. “With the acquisition of StG in Europe, world-class manufacturing operations in the USA, and offices located throughout the world, CALGAZ will continue to be the global leader in calibration gases and equipment. I am very excited about opportunities for the business and am delighted to take on this new role working with our teams and customers globally.”

In the spirit of a globalised, unified approach, Chris is now responsible for all business development efforts. Chris will work with Air Liquide’s CALGAZ sales and operations teams worldwide to ensure a globalised approach while taking into consideration local specificities.

Jim English, Vice President of the CALGAZ division of Air Liquide, commented, “Chris brings a real entrepreneurial spirit to the CALGAZ team and is ideally suited to develop and lead our global strategic vision. Given his experience at the helm of StG, I know he will be instrumental in helping CALGAZ challenge the status quo as well as reinvigorating a culture of execution.”