Universal Compressed Air (UCA), a US-based provider of innovative compressed air systems, has appointed Rick Kowey as Senior Vice-President and Chief Operating Officer.

Source: UCA

Rick Kowey

Kowey has over 37 years of experience in the industrial and specialty gas industry and has previously served in multiple senior leadership positions, most notably at MATHESEON Tri-Gas, Inc., Scott Specialty Gases, Inc. (now Air Liquide), and Weldship Corporation.

Kowey will report to Sam Piazza Sr., President and CEO at UCA, which has its headquarters in Lehigh Valley, Pennsylvania.

Piazza Sr. said, “We are really happy to have Rick on board to take the company to the next level with his sharp focus on strategy and organizational development. UCA has a lot of untapped market potential, and our leadership team is now well positioned to expand our business.”

Kowey will lead UCA’s commercial, technology, and operating functions.