Matheson Tri-Gas Inc. has recently announced changes to its organisational structure that will build on the company’s high-growth and high profitability momentum, while helping to propel parent company the Taiyo Nippon Sanso Corporation (TNSC) Group, into a leadership position in the industrial, specialty, and electronic gas markets by 2010.

William J. Kroll has, in addition to his role as Chairman, reassumed the role of President and Chief Executive Officer. In addition to Kroll’s change in role, the company has also declared key management changes at its Industrial Gas Group. Effective as of 1st January 2008, Daniel Lambert has been promoted to the position of Senior Vice President of Packaged Division and Butch Miller has been promoted to Senior Vice President of the Bulk Division.

Reflecting on the changes, Kroll commented, “There is nothing more important at this time for Matheson Tri-Gas than for me to concentrate on those strategic objectives and activities that will bring the company to world leadership status in the areas of governance, environmental stewardship, and growth spurred by unassailable customer satisfaction and innovative thinking.”

“In doing this, we will become closer in alignment with TNSC, and consequently, the TNSC Group will become the number one choice for total solutions in gas, equipment, and services around the world,” he added.

Speaking of the other structural updates to the team, Kroll continued, “Daniel and Butch are proven high performers that deliver results. Their assignments to lead the Packaged and Bulk Divisions of IGG will provide the focus needed to drive these businesses to the next level of profitable growth.”

Matheson Tri-Gas Inc. is regarded as a single source for industrial, medical, specialty and electronic gases and other such equipment, with a mission to deliver innovative solutions for global customer requirements. As the largest subsidiary of the Taiyo Nippon Sanso Corporation Group, Matheson Tri-Gas is one of the five largest suppliers of industrial, specialty, and electronics gases in the world.