Air Products & Chemicals, Inc. (APD)

About Air Products and Chemicals, Inc. (APD)

Company Description:


Air Products and Chemicals, Inc., often referred to simply as Air Products, specializes in the production of atmospheric and process gases, as well as the provision of related equipment. The company operates through various segments, including Industrial Gases—Americas, Industrial Gases—EMEA (Europe, Middle East, and Africa), Industrial Gases—Asia, and Corporate and other.

Founded in 1940 by Leonard Parker Pool, Air Products has grown to become a leading global industrial gases company. It is headquartered in Allentown, Pennsylvania, United States.


Main Product(s):


Air Products primarily supplies essential industrial gases, including oxygen, nitrogen, argon, hydrogen, and helium. It also provides a range of related equipment and services for the manufacturing, processing, and transportation of these gases.


Short History of Air Products and Chemicals, Inc:


  • 1940 – Founded by Leonard Parker Pool in Detroit, Michigan.
  • 1960s – Expanded globally, starting with offices in Europe and Japan.
  • 1986 – Became a Fortune 500 company.
  • 1992 – Launched “Hydrogen for Mobility” solutions.
  • 2007 – Started the world's first hydrogen-powered bus and refueling station project in London.
  • 2018 – Announced a joint venture for a $11.5 billion chemical complex in Saudi Arabia.
  • 2021 – Advanced into the hydrogen fuel cell market, enhancing the green energy sector.

Key Executives:

NameTitlePayExercisedYear Born
Mr. Seifollah GhasemiChairman, President & CEO4.72MN/A1944
Ms. Melissa N. SchaefferSenior VP & CFO1.28MN/A1981
Dr. Samir Jawdat SerhanChief Operating Officer4.26MN/A1961
Mr. Sean D. MajorExecutive VP, General Counsel & Secretary1.85MN/A1964
Mr. William J. Pellicciotti Jr.Controller & Chief Accounting OfficerN/AN/A1979
Mr. William KarlsonExecutive Director of TechnologyN/AN/AN/A
Mr. Brian GalovichSenior VP & Chief Information OfficerN/AN/AN/A
Mr. Simon R. MooreVice President of Investor Relations, Corporate Relations & SustainabilityN/AN/AN/A
Ms. Katie McDonaldVice President of Corporate CommunicationsN/AN/AN/A
Ms. Victoria BrifoSenior VP & Chief Human Resources OfficerN/AN/A1969

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