CGA Leadership Roundtable
Wednesday, February 24, 2021
2:00 – 3:00PM Eastern
(11AM Pacific; 12PM Mountain; 1PM Central)
(part of the CGAConnect 2021 family of online events)
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Rich Gottwald – President & CEO, Compressed Gas Association
- Jack Finn – Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board, FIBA Technologies, Inc.; 2020 Chair of CGA Board of Directors
- Raymond Bailey – Vice President, Environment, Health, Safety & Quality, Air Products & Chemicals, Inc.; Chair, CGA Standards Council
- Doug Bonnar – Manager of Specialty Gas Plants and Engineering, Messer Canada; Chair, CGA Canadian Executive Committee
- Anu George – Plant Engineer, Air Liquide; Chair, CGA Young and Emerging Professionals Committee
January 27, 2021
Join CGA President Rich Gottwald for a roundtable discussion with four of CGA’s incredible leaders:
Under CGA Board Chair Jack Finn’s leadership, our Association is taking a strategic approach to new and emerging issues. Jack will talk about what is driving this move.
The CGA Standards Council has perhaps the most daunting task of all of our committees, since they must review and approve every safety publication issued by the Association. Council Chair Ray Bailey will discuss, among other topics, the committee’s decision to transform the industry “bible” – CGA’s Handbook of Compressed Gases – into a digital tool for today’s tech savvy engineers.
Doug Bonnar chairs the Canadian Executive Committee and will share insights about how a shift in approach is showing promise with our work and relationship with Health Canada.
Anu George will share her passion and ideas for CGA’s newest committee – Young and Emerging Professionals.
And each of these leaders will talk about why they took on a leadership role in the Compressed Gas Association and how it benefits them personally as well as their companies.
FREE Employees of CGA member companies
$49 Non-members, per person
About Our Panelists
Jack Finn serves as Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board at FIBA Technologies, Inc. In his 40 year career at FIBA Technologies, Jack has grown the company from a single location in Westborough, Massachusetts to a global business with 7 locations and over 250 employees. FIBA manufactures and services high pressure storage and distribution equipment for the compressed gas industry.
Jack takes great pride in his membership and decades of participation in the Compressed Gas Association. At CGA, Jack has served on the Board of Directors since 1993, served two terms on the Executive Committee and formed the Alternative Retest Committee. Jack is a Design Certified Engineer with education in Business Finance. Jack currently serves as Chair of the CGA Board of Directors.
Raymond Bailey joined Air Products in 1992, and was appointed Vice President of Environment, Health, Safety & Quality (EHS&Q) in May 2017. In this role, he is responsible for managing Air Products’ global safety, health, and environmental compliance and performance as well as technical risks at a corporate level. His early career at Air Products was spent in the area of high purity gases and chemicals where he held project engineering and site management positions. He has served in leadership positions for the company in Asia and in the US. While based in Asia, Ray served on the Asia Industrial Gas Association (AIGA) Safety Advisory Group and served as Chair of the AIGA Electronics Specialty Gas Working Group.
Ray joined CGA in 2012, and serves as the current Chair of the CGA Standards Council. He also participates on the Distribution & Fleet Safety, and Environmental Committees. He received his B.S. and M.S. degrees in chemical engineering from Columbia University in 1985 and 1989.
From 1978 to the present, Doug Bonnar has held a wide range of positions for companies in the compressed gas industry in Canada, including BOC, Matheson, Linde, and now Messer Canada, where he is Manager of Specialty Gas Plants and Engineering, in Mississauga, Ontario. He holds a Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering from Carleton University.
Doug has been actively involved in CGA for 35 years, holding various key positions – Chair of CGA Canada (5 times), Chair of the Canadian Transportation Committee, and member of the Specialty Gas Committee. He also represented Canada as the Technical Expert on ISO/TC 58/SC2/WG7 Working Group developing the standard for “Determination of Toxicity of Gas or Mixtures” from 1989 to 1991. Doug currently serves as Chair of the CGA Canadian Executive Committee.
Anu George is a plant engineer at an Air Separation Unit in Louisiana. She currently supports the startup and operations of a newly constructed facility. Anu obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemical Engineering in 2017. After completing two internships with the company, she began working at Air Liquide as Base Operations ALLEX Engineer.
She joined CGA in 2018 and participates in several task forces. Anu has served as the Chair for the newly formed Young and Emerging Professionals Committee since March 2020.