The North American industrial gas company, Airgas, Inc. has announced that R Jay Worley is to be the new Vice President of Strategic Pricing.

Worley will report to Andy Cichocki, Airgas Senior Vice President of Distribution Operations & Business Process Improvement. Cichocki commented on the new appointment, “This is a key new role at Airgas, requiring strong leadership qualities and a thorough understanding of our business so we can maximize the potential opportunity afforded by our SAP implementation.”

He continued, “Jay possesses the strategic vision to lead the full pricing process from reviewing and planning to optimization, management, negotiation and execution. His ability to work effectively with our front line associates and senior management will prove valuable in the successful implementation of pricing tools and analytics, and in working collaboratively across all facets of our organization.”

Worley brings almost 30 years of industry experience to the role in which he will be leading Strategic Organization and responsible for both developing and implementing pricing practices that are consistent with the Company’s overall strategic direction and profitability goals.

Worley, who has served as Vice President of Communications and Investor Relations for Airgas, Inc. since 2008, began his career at Airgas in 1993 as Assistant Controller with what is now Airgas Intermountain. Following a variety of roles early in his career, including sales and human resources, he held positions as Chief Financial Officer of Airgas Southwest and Director of Investor Relations of Airgas, Inc. Worley has a BS degree in Accounting and an MBA from The University of Utah.