President air products Europe retires, zwicky named successor: Bernard Guerini
November 19, 2007
Bernard Guerini, president, Air Products Europe since February 2002 has retired. During his 32-year career with Air Products, Guerini has led the gases businesses of six countries and has also led the integration of a number of acquisitions. In 1999, he was appointed vice president, North America gases before assuming his current position.
Succeeding Guerini is Erwin Zwicky. In his current role as vice president of Southern Europe, Zwicky has led Air Products’ gases business in Spain and Portugal, and managed the company’s interests in SAPIO-Air Products’ joint venture in Italy. Zwicky began his career at Air Products in 1974 as a chemical engineer.
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