Linde’s Nelson C. Moreira to Helm CGA Board of Directors

Gavel Officially Handed Off at CGA’s 110th Annual Meeting

The CGA Board Chair, Francesco Maione, officially handed off the Chairmanship to Nelson C. Moreira at CGA’s 110th Annual Meeting, CGA23. Maione has served as the Chair for the past year and during his tenure has made significant contributions to the organization.

Maione stated, “It has been an honor to serve as the Chair of CGA. I am proud of the progress we have made over the past year, and I am confident that the organization will continue to thrive under new leadership.”

The new Chair, Nelson C. Moreira, has been a member of the CGA Board for the past five years, and was most recently Maione’s Vice Chair. Moreira has a wealth of experience in the industry and is known for his ability to bring people together to achieve common goals.

“I am excited to take on this new role and work with the Board to continue moving CGA forward,” said Moreira. “I am grateful to Francesco for his leadership and guidance, and I look forward to building on the foundation he has laid, especially when it comes to our work in hydrogen and growing our young leaders.”

As Vice President, Operations, Safety & Quality for Linde Gas & Equipment Inc (LGE), Moreira is responsible for leading the strategic direction of LGE operations, including safety, health and environmental services, quality, production, distribution, asset management, project management, and sustainability.

Maione will remain on the CGA Board as a member and will continue to support the organization in any way he can.

“CGA is a leading organization in standards writing, education, and training for the compressed gas industry, and the Board plays a crucial role in guiding its direction and ensuring its success. With the leadership of Nelson Moreira and the continued support of Francesco Maione, CGA is poised for a bright future,” said CGA President and CEO, Rich Gottwald.

Moreira will be joined by Jay Worley, who will take up the Vice Chair role. Jay is Chief Operating Officer at Airgas, an Air Liquide company. Worley began his career with Airgas in 1993 and has served in many roles including most recently as president – West Division.

About CGA

Founded in 1913, the Compressed Gas Association (CGA) 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 140 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.

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