Airgas CEO Peter McCausland Featured in Latest Issue of Modern Distribution Management (

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The CEO of Airgas speaks to MDM about Air Products' takeover bid, the distributor's strategic growth plans and its expansion in safety.

An interview with the CEO of industrial distributor Airgas, Peter McCausland, is featured in the latest issue of Modern Distribution Management ( Modern Distribution Management, Boulder, CO, is the leading information source for independent distribution channels.

McCausland spoke with Modern Distribution Management about how Radnor, PA-based Airgas fended off a takeover bid from Air Products, goals for the company now that Air Products has withdrawn its bid, the key drivers of growth over the past year, the distributor's expansion in safety and the growing role of technology in the distributor's future growth plans.

McCausland also addressed the distributor's acquisition plans and trends in the gases and welding hardgoods sector. "All the forces that have been driving consolidation over the past 15 to 20 years are still with us today, and one could argue they are even stronger," McCausland told MDM. "Our acquisition pipeline has picked up."

Read the interview with McCausland on Airgas' growth plans in the July 10, 2011, issue of Modern Distribution Management. (

Modern Distribution Management is a specialized information service for wholesale distribution executives and companies that sell through independent distribution. Through its twice-monthly premium newsletter, resource-rich website, free e-newsletters, Webcasts and breaking news and blog feeds at, MDM provides fresh analysis, accurate reporting and business intelligence across many lines of trade.


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