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CO2 supply: The most important lesson, and still the simplest one

2019-03-13T06:56:00+00:00By , Global Managing Editor

For some, the carbon dioxide (CO2) shortages of 2018 in Europe and Mexico will live long in the memory. For the media and public at large, it was a ‘storm in a pint glass’. For many end-users it became a crisis in their operations.

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A whirlwind week in industrial gases

2019-03-04T08:56:00+00:00By , Global Managing Editor

‘Whirlwind’ perfectly summed up the crossover week of February into March 2019 as a raft of M&A announcements ramped up throughout the week and essenially culminate in a new complexion on the global gases business.

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Creating open field success

2019-03-01T16:25:00+00:00By Art Waskey

A sales person claiming to be the top annual producer at his company approached me with his concern that he had “hit the wall.”  In his analysis of his current schedule, he did not see a pathway for continued growth.

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Uberize your industrial gas deliveries

2019-02-04T14:35:00+00:00By David Schaer

Most of us have experienced the benefits of using Uber ride service at one time or another. Uber has revolutionized an age-old transportation service and made it seamless and transparent to both company and customer.

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The importance of life-long learning

2019-01-04T16:08:00+00:00By Art Waskey, Published in gasworld US Edition

I recently completed a career that spanned 46 years and am now in a period of transition. At 68, I feel my best years are still ahead, and I attribute this attitude to my belief that there is always more to master. I am a committed life-long learner.

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CCS: A bang not a whimper

2018-12-26T06:01:00+00:00By Kaare Helle, Anne Louise Koefoed, DNV GL

As one year comes to an end and another gets ready to begin, DNV GL’s Kaare Helle and Anne Louise Koefoed share their view on realising carbon capture and storage (CCS) technologies globally and leave us all with some much-needed food for thought this festive season.

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The industrial gas year that was…

2018-12-25T06:00:00+00:00By , Global Managing Editor

What a year 2018 has been. In the almost 15 years that gasworld has been the eyes, ears and increasingly the mouthpiece for the global industrial gases business, we have seldom seen such a year of headlines and transformation.

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Anticipation and agility in digitisation

2018-12-05T05:10:00+00:00By , Global Managing Editor, live from Kuala Lumpur

As part of a panel of speakers here in Kuala Lumpur this morning, I was at the core of discussions surrounding digitisation. It’s a theme I have covered extensively in the last 18 months, though the topic I was tasked with this morning was a perhaps more onerous strand of ...

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Diverse cultures, shared goals, stronger prospects

2018-12-04T08:23:00+00:00By , Global Managing Editor, from KL

There are so many slightly altered traditions, customs and processes, and yet the way two people or two businesses from across the world go about their daily lives is incredibly similar. The gases industry is inherently the same too, the difference here is the ‘emerging’ status of the region and ...

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CCS speeds ahead in China

2018-12-03T06:00:00+00:00By Dr. Xiangshan Ma, published in gasworld magazine

China continues to set the pace in deploying CCS as a vital climate change technology, explains Dr. Xiangshan Ma, Country Manager – China, for the Global CCS Institute.

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Solid results for Linde

2018-11-15T11:44:00+00:00By , Global Managing Editor

These appear to be a very solid, if not impressive set of results for the soon to be supplanted Linde Group, ahead of its mega-merger with Praxair in the New Year.

Art Waskey

Building a formidable sales team

2018-11-01T17:09:00+00:00By Art Waskey

Early in my career I thought I would never want the responsibilities of becoming a sales manager. The stress from the activity and decisions I was required to make as a salesman seemed overwhelming. As I matured, those daily tasks became less challenging and I found myself ready for a ...