Meritus Gas Partners is changing the distributor space as we know it. With uncertainties surrounding succession, economic outlook and rising taxes continuing to cause concern for many businesses across the US, the packaged gas distribution platform is looking to create the first national independent gas distributor – resulting in a potential competitor to the majors.
Although still in its infancy, having been founded in December 2020, it’s fair to say that Meritus has taken the distributor space by storm as it continues to spearhead its goal of assembling a national federation of high-quality independent distributors of industrial, medical and specialty gases and welding and safety supplies across North America.
Unique in its thesis, the firm was born from a working relationship with Rob D’Alessandro, Vice-Chairman, and Scott Kaltrider, Chairman, who first met when serving at Praxair Distribution Inc. Upon retirement, the duo joined forces to fill a gap in the market – and the rest was history.
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