Chart Industries has appointed Joe Brinkman as Vice-President and Chief Financial Officer.

Effective immediately, Brinkman’s new role will see him succeed Scott Merkle, who has announced his plan to retire in October 2022. Until that point, he will continue to support Chart.

On top of his Vice-President duties, Brinkman’s Chief Financial Officer role bring responsibilities such as financial reporting, corporate accounting, financial planning and analysis, global sourcing and information technology. 

Having been with Chart for 23 years, he is no stranger to the company and its ongoings.

Commenting on the new appointment, Jill Evanko, President and CEO of Chart Industries, said, “The depth and breadth of our leadership talent and our ongoing succession planning are evident in this change.” 

“I am excited to partner with Joe in his new capacity, bringing together his financial acumen, his extensive Chart and cryogenic industry experience as well as his strong customer focus.”

“We thank Scott for his dedication to Chart and leadership during the past four years as well as his continued support of Chart as he transitions to a well-deserved retirement with his family in Pennsylvania.”

Brinkman will to report to Evanko.