Air Products appoints MD

rob richardsonAir Products South Africa’s Board of Directors announced the appointment of Robert Richardson as the new Managing Director of Air Products South Africa (Pty) Ltd. Richardson succeeds Mike Hellyar who recently announced his retirement. Hellyar was at the helm of the industrial gas company for 9 years.

Robert (Rob) Richardson has a M.Sc. degree in engineering, and has over two decades of experience in the industrial gases industry. He has served on Air Products SA’s executive management committee for the past eight years in the position of General Manager On-Sites. Prior to this, he held various operations and project management positions within the Linde Group. Richardson will be the 4th Managing Director appointed in Air Products SA’s 47 year history.

Hellyar commented on his successor: “I am confident that Rob Richardson’s industry experience and knowledge, locally and abroad, will stand him in good stead as the leader to take Air Products South Africa to new heights.”

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