Air Products appoints new VP industrial gases

Air Products appoints new VP for industrial gases

11:28 AM, 28th September 2017
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LEHIGH VALLEY, US: Air Products and Chemicals Inc (APD) has appointed Naji Skaf as vice president and managing director of its industrial gases business in the Middle East, Egypt and Turkey. In this new role, Skaf will be responsible for managing and growing Air Products’ industrial gases operations and strategic partnerships in the region. 

Skaf joins Air Products from Heidrick & Struggles International Inc, where he was a partner in their Middle East and North Africa Practice and a member of their global industrial practice. Previously, Skaf served as CEO of Gulf Cryo, a regional industrial gases group headquartered in Dubai, and led technologies and services for Air Liquide’s industry and health business, holding various positions in Houston, Paris and Cairo.

“Naji brings extensive experience in the gases industry, deep understanding of regional needs and requirements, and a passion for taking industrial gas projects to another level. I am honored to have him on my leadership team and look forward to having, even more, opportunities to provide superior technology, process safety, energy efficiency, reliability and operational excellence for our regional customers,” said Richard Boocock, Air Products’ president, industrial gases—Middle East, India, Egypt and Turkey.

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