Pennsylvanian based North American industrial gas company, Airgas, Inc., has appointed Doug Sherman Vice President of Communications.

Within his new role, Sherman will report to Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, Michael L Molinini. Molinini remarked, “Over the last ten years, Doug has gained a thorough understanding of Airgas’ operations as a fully integrated gas company with an industry leading distribution platform. His knowledge of our complete business solutions for a wide range of customers, such as those in the manufacturing, energy, and medical sectors, will serve him well in his new role.”

He added, “Doug’s ability to work effectively with Airgas’ various internal constituencies will enable him to create communications that support the success of our business strategies. As we develop new communications channels and enhance our existing models, Doug is well-positioned to lead the next phase of our communications with customers, associates, and other stakeholders.”

Sherman brings over 30 years of experience to this role leading the Communications team, which is responsible for supporting Airgas business strategies through the development and implementation of external and internal communications.

He has served as Director of Marketing Communications for Airgas since 2002. Prior to joining Airgas, he worked at New Holland North America, Inc. in advertising, creative services, marketing communications, and brand promotions. Sherman began his career holding various roles in advertising agencies and has a BA degree in Journalism from Indiana University of Pennsylvania.