Gordon Edwards Receives 2019 Morris Gold Award

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 19, 2019

CHANTILLY, Virginia – The Morris Gold Award was presented to Gordon Edwards of Praxair Canada Inc, during the 2019 CGA Canada Annual Meeting in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, September 10-11. The award was presented in recognition of Gordon’s outstanding and long-term contribution and leadership to the compressed gas industry and CGA Canada.

Gordon has actively contributed to Compressed Gas Association committee work for more than 20 years. Currently, he serves on a number of CGA Committees, including the Canadian Pressure Vessels and Piping Systems Committee (Chair 2003-2005), Canadian Medical, Food and Beverage Gases and Equipment Committee (Chair 2011-2013 & 2017-2019), Food Gases Committee, Medical Gases Committee, and the Medical Gases Regulatory Policy Group.

Gordon has led and been a key member on task forces for these committees, including those regarding: food and medical gases, medical equipment, and supply chains for Food Gases, Medical Gases, and Quality Assurance. He is also active in 28 work items under other CGA committees – ranging from food gas and medical gas issues to hydrogen and pressure vessel issues.

He has made significant contributions to CGA work on these safety issues, and in communications with Canadian and U.S. governments.

In addition to his ongoing commitment to CGA, Gordon serves on committees of the Canadian Standards Association and the International Society for Beverage Technologists.

Gordon’s active role and perseverance in navigating these regulatory and technical issues over many years has been greatly valued by CGA and his fellow Association members.

The Morris Gold Award is presented periodically to an individual within the compressed gas industry in recognition of their outstanding leadership and participation in CGA Canada. Award criteria include leadership and participation in committee work, contributions to CGA as a spokesperson and supporter within and beyond the individual’s company, longevity of participation in CGA Canada, and recognition by peers.

Founded in 1913, the Compressed Gas Association is dedicated to the development and promotion of safety standards and safe practices in the industrial, medical, and food gases industry. CGA represents more than 110 member companies including manufacturers, distributors, suppliers, and transporters of gases, cryogenic liquids, and related products and services. Through a committee system, CGA develops technical specifications, safety standards, and training and educational materials, and works with government agencies to formulate and promote compliance with responsible regulations and standards. The Association also works with other industrial gas associations around the world to harmonize standards to advance safety in the industry.

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