Rich provides technical management for the following CGA committees:

  • Atmospheric Gases and Equipment Committee
  • Canadian Executive Committee
  • Canadian Heath, Safety, and Environment Committee
  • HYCO Committee
  • Standards Council

Rich Craig is responsible for U.S. and Canadian technical activities and interaction with associated global industry and other groups, including managing U.S. technical participation at ISO TC and SC meetings.

He joined CGA as Technical Director in February, 2011. Rich has over 44 years of experience in compressed gas facility operations, engineering, and safety.

While with Praxair, Rich worked in cylinder filling plants, small and large ASU plants, regional operations, engineering, and corporate safety.

Positions held included plant engineer, plant manager, operations manager, engineering manager, and director of process safety.

Operations accountabilities included management of single and multiple unit facilities, product transportation, and regional operations. Engineering accountabilities included electrical, mechanical, and auxiliary systems, commissioning and start up, as well as technical support. Safety accountabilities included global process safety for cylinder and bulk plant operations.

He received a BSEE in Electrical Engineering from the University of Cincinnati and an MBA from Indiana University.