Air Liquide has appointed Matthieu Giard as CEO of the Americas hub.
Effective 1st September 2023, the appointment comes at a time when Air Liquide’s business is growing in the Americas.
Giard succeeds Mike Graff, who is taking on new operations within the Group after 16 successful years at the helm of the organisation.
On his appointment, Giard said, “With more than 25,000 employees in the Americas, I look forward to carrying out our ambitions together, embracing innovation, resilience, and the values that define Air Liquide.”
He continued, “I am confident that we will continue to make a positive impact for our customers and communities.”
In its first half 2023 financial results, released in July 2023, the industrial gas giant said its Gas & Services revenue in the region reached €5.2bn, representing an increase of 6.7%.
Sales in the Industrial Merchant business were also up sharply, by 10%.
Air Liquide first announced several changes to its Executive Committee in June 2023 to reflect its focus its performance and growth on trajectory.
The strategic move aims to position Air Liquide for continued growth and success in the evolving global industrial gases market.
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