Air Products has appointed John D. Stanley as senior vice-president, general counsel and chief administrative officer responsible for the company’s Law, Corporate Secretary, Human Resources, Information Technology, Global Business Support Services, Mergers and Acquisitions, Communications, and Government Relations departments.

Stanley had previously been senior vice-president and general counsel for the company.

Stanley joined Air Products in 1988 as an attorney in the Law Group. He has represented various commercial and functional organizations, including the Corporate Development Office (merger and acquisition activities), Performance Materials, Metals Tonnage and Human Resources. In 2004 he assumed the position of assistant general counsel, corporate and commercial, with responsibility for the overall management and delivery of legal services from the Law Group’s corporate and commercial section in the Americas.

In 2007 Stanley’s role expanded to include legal activities in Europe, the Middle East and Africa, and he assumed the title of assistant general counsel, Americas and Europe. He was appointed senior vice-president and general counsel in April, 2009, with oversight for the company’s Law, Corporate Secretary and Government Relations functions, and assumed responsibility for Human Resources and Communications in May, 2012.

He also serves as the company’s chief compliance officer.