International leader in safety and medical technology Dräger, has appointed Daniel O’Neill to head up sales of its fire and gas systems across the UK and Ireland.

The 41-year-old from Macclesfield, in Cheshire, brings a wealth of experience, having worked in the field of speciality gas manufacture and supply for the majority of his career.

He joins Dräger from gas specialist StG, where he was responsible for devising and implementing the company’s global sales strategy. Prior to that he worked for more than a decade for one of the world’s leading supplier of industry gases, Air Liquide, in a variety of international senior management roles.

As well as developing Air Liquide’s global sales team in Singapore, Daniel’s career highlights include managing the company’s US facility and leading a multi-million dollar upgrade operation, which involved the installation of fixed gas detection systems.

Mr O’Neill will now be responsible for the sale and installation of Dräger’s extensive portfolio of fixed fire and gas detection systems into a broad range of industries with potential for toxic or flammable environments, including the petrochemical, utilities and manufacturing sectors.

He said, “I’m very proud to be joining Dräger – with its rich heritage and unrivalled global reputation for excellence and innovation.”

“As part of the UK sales management team I‘ll have a direct input into the strategic initiatives that will impact the future of the organisation. That‘s a very exciting prospect and I’m looking forward to using my significant experience to further build on Dräger’s business success.“