Airgas, Inc. has announced that Chuck Broadus has been named President of Airgas South. The new incumbent succeeds Jay Sullivan, who was recently appointed South Division Vice President and CFO.

Within his new role, Broadus will report to Mike Rohde, South Division President. Rohde is enthusiastic about the new recruit, he commented, ”Chuck brings a wealth of business leadership and a deep knowledge of our company, customers and products in this position. He is ready to contribute immediately as Airgas South progresses through SAP implementation and will pay a key role in continued success for the region.”

Broadus benefits from a career spanning more than 15 years in various roles within the industry. As president of Airgas South, one of 12 regional companies that make up Airgas’ distribution business, Broadus now leads a region with more than 1,400 employees working in more than 110 locations. Headquartered in Kennesaw, Georgia, Airgas South – part of the newly aligned South Division – serves customers in Georgia, Florida, Alabama, eastern Mississippi and southern Tennessee. Airgas South completed a full SAP implementation in April.