Mr. Chordia also becomes head of the company’s world-class Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) Center in Pune, India

Air Products (NYSE:APD) today announced that it has appointed Mr. Anand Chordia as managing director, Prodair Air Products India Pvt. Ltd; as well as head of Air Products’ world-class Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) center in Pune, India.

Commenting on the appointment, Air Products’ Joerg Linsenmaier, vice president

Global Project Execution, Manufacturing, Construction & Start-Up, said, “I am very pleased that Anand has joined Air Products. Anand brings extensive experience in the EPC industry, both domestically and globally. He also has an exceptional business, technical and functional skill set gained during a career spanning over 26 years within engineering and project-related disciplines. We are excited to have Anand join our organisation and look forward to the strength his leadership will bring to our India-based EPC center.”

“Air Products’ commitment to India is stronger than ever and there are many opportunities for growth that we are actively exploring,” added Richard Boocock, Air Products’ senior vice president, chief information officer, and president, Air Products India. “We are confident that Anand will bring strong leadership to help shape and define the next stage of Air Products’ contributions in India, building on the successes we already have and enabling us to create new opportunities into the future.”

Anand joins Air Products from Larsen & Toubro, where since 2017 he was Global Delivery head – Plant Engineering Business Unit for L&T Technology Services and was responsible and accountable for leading a business unit with over 1000 staff based across Vadodara, Mumbai and Chennai, India. Prior to that, Anand served as vice president – Project Execution for Linde Engineering India Pvt. Ltd.

Anand holds a Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from M.S University, Vadodara, India. He is also a certified internal auditor for ISO processes and a certified green belt for Six-Sigma methodology.

Air Products in India
Since 2009, Air Products has expanded its industrial gas operations and supply presence in India as an engineering company. From its world-class engineering center based in Pune, the company provides technology and equipment for air separation, hydrogen generation and associated technologies for industrial gases applications.

In May 2018, Air Products inaugurated a new world-scale industrial gas complex within the Integrated Refinery Expansion Project (IREP) of the BPCL Kochi Refinery. Air Products invested several hundred million dollars for the build-own-operate project, the largest of its kind in India in terms of investment. Air Products’ Kochi Industrial Gas Complex generates hydrogen, nitrogen, oxygen, and steam to enable BPCL’s IREP to manufacture auto-fuels complying with Euro-IV/Euro-V specifications; increase refining capacity by nearly two-thirds, from 190,000 to 310,000 barrels per day; and produce cleaner fuels through upgraded fuel specification.

Meanwhile, earlier this year, Air Products’ joint venture (JV), INOX Air Products Pvt Ltd., celebrated 20 successful years of business as one of the longest-lasting Indo-American JVs in India. The achievement comes at a time when the JV recently brought onstream the first of six liquefiers which will serve the growing onsite and merchant liquid industrial gases market. 

About Air Products

Air Products (NYSE:APD) is a world-leading industrial gases company in operation for over 75 years. The company provides industrial gases and related equipment to dozens of industries, including refining, chemical, metals, electronics, manufacturing, and food and beverage. Air Products is also the world’s leading supplier of liquefied natural gas process technology and equipment.

The Company had fiscal 2018 sales of $8.9 billion from operations in 50 countries and has a current market capitalization of about $40 billion. Approximately 16,000 passionate, talented and committed employees from diverse backgrounds are driven by Air Products’ higher purpose to create innovative solutions that benefit the environment, enhance sustainability and address the challenges facing customers, communities, and the world. For more information, visit www.airproducts.com.

NOTE: This release may contain forward-looking statements within the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These forward-looking statements are based on management’s reasonable expectations and assumptions as of the date of this release regarding important risk factors. Actual performance and financial results may differ materially from projections and estimates expressed in the forward-looking statements because of many factors not anticipated by management, including risk factors described in the company’s Form 10K for its fiscal year ended September 30, 2018.

 


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