Acme Cryogenics, North America’s leading manufacturer of cryogenic gas equipment and systems, has appointed industrial gas veteran David Fritz as its new CEO.

Having worked for Tier One giant Air Products for 37 years, Fritz brings extensive industry knowledge to his new role. Most recently, he held the position of Global Director, Operational Excellence at the US-based conglomerate.

The new boss stated, “It is an honour to join the Acme Cryogenics family. As a long-time customer of Acme during my time at Air Products, I feel privileged to lead a company and team known throughout the industry for the highest quality products, strong customer focus, and value-added services models.”

Fritz takes the helm from Joel Hansen who has served in the role for the past two years. A press release indicated that Hansen passed the baton to Fritz in order to pursue other professional opportunities, however he will remain in a transitional role for the next 90 days.