Airgas, an Air Liquide company and a leading U.S. supplier of industrial gases, welding technologies, and safety products announced appointments to its executive team.
Chief Executive Officer of Airgas, Inc.: Marcelo Fioranelli succeeded Pascal Vinet on July 1, 2021. In addition to his role as Airgas CEO, Fioranelli also serves on the Board of Airgas, Inc. and Air Liquide Group Vice President and member of the Executive Committee. Fioranelli has nearly 30 years of experience in the industrial gas industry in countries like Brazil, China and the US with specialization in strategy, general management and business development, with a focus on Large Industries, Industrial Merchant, Electronics and Healthcare lines of business.
Chief Operating Officer: Jay Worley succeeds Andy Cichocki, effective October 1, 2021. Worley began his career with Airgas in 1993, previously served as President – West Division and has served in key roles for Airgas, from Distribution Operations where he was responsible for Cylinder Gas Operations and SAP conversions during the integration of Airgas and Air Liquide, Communications and Investor Relations, Finance, Sales, and Human Resources roles. Cichocki retires after 33 years dedicated to the growth and development of Airgas, having helped shape Airgas, holding key leadership positions and playing a key role in hundreds of acquisitions, operational activities and corporate social responsibility initiatives over the years.