Matheson Tri-Gas, Inc. has announced customer-facing divisions and supply chain management reorganisation.

The Taiyo Nippon Sanso Corporation subsidiary has announced reorganisation within the company, intended to place the highest level of focus on customers, and on continuous improvement in the areas of safety, quality and lowest cost.

CEO Bill Kroll commented, “We have acquired nine businesses since 2004, each with different approaches to safety, quality and the business in general. These new businesses provide opportunities for growth and also opportunities to standardize on the best business practices from across the MTG Team.”

“We will bring forth five Customer-Facing Divisions, and they will report to Scott Kallman, who in addition to his current role as COO, is now President.”

According to Kroll, under Scott, the organisation will not only grow sales, but will utilise Supply Chain Management to optimise operations.

“This new organization is effective immediately and will position MTG with the large size and integrated footprint necessary to achieve accelerated growth in the coming months as the overall economy improves,” Kroll added.

The new Customer-Facing Divisions are the International & Helium Division, the Bulk Division, the Packaged Division, and the Specialty Gas, Equipment and Chemical Division.

The International & Helium Division is led by Phil Kornbluth, Executive Vice President, and is responsible for international mergers and acquisitions (except Electronics and Solar), the international portion of the Enable Distributor Programme, and global helium operations.

The Bulk Division is led by Butch Miller, Senior Vice President, and is responsible for domestics merchant bulk liquid, on sites and pipelines.

The Electronics & Solar Division is led by Kevin Finn, Executive Vice President, and is responsible for international Electronics and solar operations, and domestic sales development.

The Packaged Division is led by Howard Hubert, Senior Vice President, and is responsible for industrial, medical, specialty, small bulk, and welding supplies, specialty equipment sales, distribution and local service and retail stores.

The Specialty Gas, Equipment and Chemical Division is led by John Smickenbecker, Vice President, and is responsible for specialty gases, equipment and chemicals.

The Supply Chain Management function is led by Steve Foster, Senior Vice President, and is responsible for industrial, specialty, electronics gases production and distribution, to include purchasing and engineering.

Reporting to Steve Foster are Strategic Sourcing, Logistics and Distribution, ASU Operations, ASU Engineering, Packaged Operation, and Packaged Engineering.

Stategic Sourcing, led by Kevin Lynch, Vice President, is responsible for purchasing of mission critical goods and services, and best practice for inventory management.

Logistics and Distribution, led by Paco Garcia, Vice President, is responsible for domestic logistics planning and dispatch for bulk, cylinders, propane and tube trailers, fleet management and bulk installation customer service.

ASU Operations, led by John Fick, Vice President, is responsible for merchant air separation units, and on-site and pipeline operations.

ASU Engineering, led by Tom Larson, Vice President, is responsible for merchant air separation units, and on-site and pipeline engineering support.

Packaged Operations, led by Roland Ostrowski, Vice President, is responsible for industrial, specialty and electronics operations.

Packaged Engineering, led by Jeff Thompson, Vice President, is responsible for Electronics & Solar, and Packaged Divisions engineering support.