MATHESON has announced changes at the top, involving the roles of Executive Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer, involving William J. Kroll and Scott Kallman respectively.

Effective January 2, MATHESON’s current Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, William J. Kroll, has assumed the role of Executive Chairman of the Board of Directors, and current President and Chief Operating Officer, Scott Kallman, will transition to President and Chief Executive Officer.

Bill Kroll has served as Chairman and CEO for the last nine years, and under his leadership, MATHESON has more than tripled its revenues. Kroll will continue to lead MATHESON’s board and corporate auditing functions, and will continue to serve as a member of the board of directors for MATHESON’s parent company, Taiyo Nippon Sanso Corporation (TNSC).

“This leadership transition will allow me to focus on capitalising on growth opportunities and synergies afforded by close coordination with TNSC. I am looking forward to working with newly appointed TNSC Chairman, Hiroshi Taguchi, to help move the TNSC Group forward on the global stage,” says Bill Kroll.

In his expanded role, Kallman will continue to lead the company’s operations and customer-facing divisions, while also assuming responsibility for corporate administration, human resources, legal services, business development, information technology, R&D, marketing, and finance.

“Scott Kallman joined MATHESON in 2005, running the industrial side of the business, and since then, he has made several significant improvements in the areas of safety, quality, and customer focus, serving recently as Chief Operating Officer,” says Bill Kroll.

“Scott is the right person to take MATHESON to the next level as we seek to advance the company as a world leader in the industrial, specialty, and electronics market segments.”