Air Products South Africa’s Board of Directors announced the appointment of Robert Richardson as the new Managing Director of Air Products South Africa (Pty) Ltd. Richardson succeeds Mike Hellyar who recently announced his retirement. Hellyar was at the helm of the industrial gas company for 9 years.
Robert (Rob) Richardson has an M.Sc. degree in engineering, and has over two decades of experience in the industrial gases industry. He has served on Air Products South Africa’s executive management committee for the last 8 years in the position of General Manager On-Sites. Prior to this, he held various operations and project management positions within Air Products, and also with the Linde Group.
Richardson will be the 4th Managing Director appointed in Air Products South Africa’s 47 year history.
Hellyar commented on his successor: “I am confident that Rob Richardson’s industry experience and knowledge, locally and abroad, will stand him in good stead as the leader to take Air Products South Africa to new heights.”