MATHESON Announces Leadership Transition
166 Keystone Dr.
Montgomeryville, PA, 18936
Press release date: January 8, 2013
MATHESON has announced that effective January 2, 2013, MATHESON's current Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, William J. Kroll, has assumed the role of Executive Chairman of the Board of Directors, and current President and Chief Operating Officer, Scott Kallman, will transition to President and Chief Executive Officer.
Bill Kroll has served as Chairman and CEO for the last nine years, and under his leadership, MATHESON has more than tripled its revenues. Kroll will continue to lead MATHESON's board and corporate auditing functions, and will continue to serve as a member of the board of directors for MATHESON's parent company, Taiyo Nippon Sanso Corporation (TNSC). "This leadership transition will allow me to focus on capitalizing on growth opportunities and synergies afforded by close coordination with TNSC. I am looking forward to working with newly appointed TNSC Chairman, Hiroshi Taguchi, to help move the TNSC Group forward on the global stage," says Bill Kroll.
In his expanded role, Kallman will continue to lead the Company's operations and customer-facing divisions, while also assuming responsibility for corporate administration, human resources, legal services, business development, information technology, R&D, marketing, and finance. "Scott Kallman joined MATHESON in 2005, running the industrial side of the business, and since then, he has made several significant improvements in the areas of safety, quality, and customer focus, serving recently as Chief Operating Officer," says Bill Kroll. "Scott is the right person to take MATHESON to the next level as we seek to advance the company as a world leader in the industrial, specialty, and electronics market segments."
MATHESON is a single source for industrial, medical, specialty and electronic gases, gas handling equipment, high performance purification systems, engineering and gas management services, and on-site gas generation with a mission to deliver innovative solutions for global customer requirements. MATHESON is the largest subsidiary of the Taiyo Nippon Sanso Corporation Group, the largest Japanese supplier of industrial gases and one of the five largest suppliers of industrial, specialty, and electronic gases in the world.
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