Murray Hill, New Jersey, U.S., June 17, 2008 – Pat Murphy, president, Linde North America, has been named chairman of the Compressed Gas Association (CGA)’s Board of Directors.
Linde North America is part of The Linde Group, a leading global gases and engineering company. Murphy was unanimously elected to the one year position, which runs through April 2009. He will preside over the CGA’s Board, whose responsibilities include overseeing the work of the CGA, setting its priorities and approving its budget.
Murphy has been a member of the CGA Board since 1994. He served two previous terms as chairman in 1997 and 1998.
Murphy has worked in the industrial gases industry since 1979, when he joined AGA Gas, which was later acquired by Linde. At AGA, Murphy he held a variety of roles, including president and managing director of the North American region. Following Linde’s 2006 acquisition of BOC, Murphy was named president of the newly combined BOC and Linde business in North America.
Murphy is a graduate of Purdue University and holds a Bachelor’s in Engineering. He has completed the Harvard University’s Advanced Management Program and the Swedish Institute of Management’s Training for International Operations.
The Linde Group has more than 50,000 employees working in around 100 countries worldwide. In the 2007 financial year it achieved sales of EUR 12.3 billion (USD 18.7 billion). The strategy of The Linde Group is geared towards earnings-based and sustainable growth and focuses on the expansion of its international business with forward-looking products and services.
Linde acts responsibly towards its shareholders, business partners, employees, society and the environment – in every one of its business areas, regions and locations across the globe. Linde is committed to technologies and products that unite the goals of customer value and sustainable development.
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