Posted October 6, 2021

Airgas makes executive appointments

Airgas, an Air Liquide company and a leading U.S. supplier of industrial gases, welding technologies, and safety products today announced appointments to its executive team.

Marcelo FioranelliChief Executive Officer
Marcelo Fioranelli succeeded Pascal Vinet as CEO 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 U.S. with specialization in strategy, general management and business development, with a focus on large industries, industrial merchant, electronics and healthcare lines of business.

Jay WorleyChief Operating Officer:
Jay Worley succeeded Andy Cichocki as COO, effective Oct. 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.