Air Liquide has announced a realignment of its executive management team in the US in conjunction with the Air Liquide Group’s recently introduced strategic organization and growth plan.

Leading the Americas is Michael J. Graff as chairman & CEO of American Air Liquide Holdings, Inc., and chairman of Air Liquide USA LLC and Air Liquide Canada Inc.

Graff has responsibility for North, South and Central America as well as the Caribbean and has been at the helm of the Americas business operations since 2008. Graff also serves as senior vice-president and Member of the Executive Committee of Air Liquide S.A. and has responsibility for the group’s global electronics business and worldwide safety functions.

Reporting to Graff and leading the company’s US industrial gas business operations is John Buckley, CEO of Air Liquide USA LLC. Buckley has recently joined Air Liquide from Dow, where he most recently served as president of its Angus Chemical subsidiary.