The North American industrial gas company, Airgas has announced that Bob Bradshaw will take up the role of President of Airgas Mid South.

Within this new position, Bradshaw will report to Terry Lodge, Central Division President. Bradshaw succeeds Lodge, who had served as Mid South President since 2007.

Lodge commented on the appointment, “Bob's history of performing in a wide variety of positions in our industry has prepared him well for this very important role.$quot; Lodge continued, $quot;He is a strong addition to the Mid-South team and his leadership will facilitate the region's continued success.$quot;

As President of Airgas Mid South, one of 12 regional companies that make up Airgas' distribution business, Bradshaw now leads a region with more than 875 employees working in more than 70 locations.

Headquartered in Tulsa, Oklahoma, Airgas Mid South, part of the newly aligned Central Division, serves customers in Oklahoma, Kansas, North Texas, Missouri, North Louisiana, Western Tennessee and Northwest Mississippi.

Bradshaw has served as the area Vice President for the South Central Texas area of Airgas Southwest since 2005. He joined Airgas in 1993 as an Account Manager through the acquisition of The Jimmie Jones Company. Bradshaw now plans to relocate to Tulsa, Oklahoma with his family.