Matheson Tri-Gas has proudly announced the recipient of its first annual Gary Gann Scholarship, naming Sweta K. Ramachandran as the beneficiary of the scheme first established in November 2006.

The scholarship was founded to honour the memory of Gary Gann, who served as Matheson Tri-Gas General Council for many years. The scheme will provide $4000 per year for a student pursuing a degree in science, engineering or law and is available to any child of a Matheson Tri-Gas employee.

Ramachandran will be attending the University of California Berkeley this autumn, as a Regents & Chancellors Scholar majoring in Bioengineering PreMed.

The presentation was made at Matheson Tri-Gas' facility in Newark, California with over 50 employees in attendance and the award personally presented by Diana Gann, widow of Gary Gann.

James Samples, president and COO of Matheson Tri-Gas assisted in the presentation and commented, $quot;Gary Gann was always seeking new knowledge, he was a critical part of our team and a prolific contributor to the success of MTG in the past years. I am sure that he would be very proud of the fact that Matheson Tri-Gas has established this scholarship in his name.$quot;

In her acceptance speech, Ramachandran said, $quot;It will be my privilege to continue my academic achievements to honour the memory of Gary Gann. My life ambition will be to contribute in a small manner to finding ways to help others like him to overcome their illnesses.$quot;

Ramachandran is the daughter of Kavita Murthi, director of SDS and Sub-Atmospheric Gas Systems for Matheson Tri-Gas, and Ram Gopalan.