Air Products South Africa (Pty) Ltd., the South African unit of US-based industrial gas conglomerate Air Products, has appointed Robert Richardson as its new Managing Director.
The new chief has over two decades of experience in the industrial gases industry, previously holding several operational and managerial positions within the Air Products corporation and fellow Tier One player, The Linde Group.
Source: Air Products South Africa
Richardson (left) takes over the helm from previous Managing Director Mike Hellyar, who recently announced his retirement after nine years in the position.
Hellyar praised his successor and declared, “I am confident that Richardson’s industry experience and knowledge, locally and abroad, will stand him in good stead as the leader to take Air Products South Africa to new heights.”
Richardson will become the fourth Managing Director appointed throughout the industrial gas corporation’s 47-year history.
Air Products South Africa has unveiled its new oxygen (O2) based technologies, which provide effective solutions to increase treatment capacity of existing water treatment plants.
Air Products South Africa has implemented its Continuous Improvement (CI) strategy with Hein Brink, Production Manager of Industrial Gases at Air Products SA, emphasising, “it’s a truly overarching policy, linked to every aspect of the business.”
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