Susan Ellerbusch Appointed CEO of Air Liquide USA LLC

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Susan Ellerbusch has been appointed chief executive officer of Air Liquide USA LLC, a U.S. subsidiary of Air Liquide, the global leader in gases, technologies and services for industry and health.

Susan Ellerbusch has been appointed chief executive officer of Air Liquide USA LLC, a U.S. subsidiary of Air Liquide, the global leader in gases, technologies and services for industry and health. Ellerbusch will lead the ALUSA Cluster, which is comprised of Air Liquide’s Large Industries and Electronics businesses in the U.S. She will remain based in Houston and report to American Air Liquide Holdings, Inc. Chairman and CEO Michael Graff.

Ellerbusch’s 25-year tenure in the chemicals and energy industries, and her recent leadership of Air Liquide’s U.S. Large Industries business, firmly positions her with a leadership platform focused on long-term performance of the ALUSA business through operational excellence and customer value, with safety, reliability, quality and sustainability as its cornerstones.

Ellerbusch joined Air Liquide in the fall of 2015 as president of Air Liquide Large Industries U.S. LP, Air Liquide’s U.S. entity serving large industry sectors including chemicals, refining and steel with industrial gases and related energy and utility offerings as well as the most extensive industrial gas pipeline system in North America. Prior to joining Air Liquide, Ellerbusch worked at Amoco and BP for more than 20 years, where she held a number of domestic and international roles, last serving as president of BP Biofuels North America.

Ellerbusch holds a Bachelor of Science degree in genetics and a master’s degree in business administration. She has been recognized by “Biofuels Digest” as one of the top 100 people in bioenergy.

Michael J. Graff, chairman and CEO of American Air Liquide Holdings, commented: “Sue Ellerbusch is an experienced global business leader with great perspective and extensive strategic and operational leadership experience across a broad spectrum of industry. I am confident she will further develop and advance the growth strategy of Air Liquide’s ALUSA Cluster to great success, delivering excellence and value for our customers and contributing positively to the long-term performance of the company.”

ALUSA Cluster and Air Liquide in the U.S.
The ALUSA Cluster is comprised of Air Liquide’s Large Industries and Electronics businesses in the U.S. Air Liquide employs more than 20,000 people in the U.S. in more than 1,300 locations. The company offers industrial and medical gases, technologies and related services to customers in energy, industrial, electronics and healthcare markets. http://www.airliquide.com/USA.

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The world leader in gases, technologies and services for Industry and Health, Air Liquide is present in 80 countries with approximately 67,000 employees and serves more than 3 million customers and patients. Oxygen, nitrogen and hydrogen are essential small molecules for life, matter and energy. They embody Air Liquide’s scientific territory and have been at the core of the company’s activities since its creation in 1902.

Air Liquide’s ambition is to lead its industry, deliver long­ term performance and contribute to sustainability. The company’s customer­-centric transformation strategy aims at profitable growth over the long term. It relies on operational excellence, selective investments, open innovation and a network organization implemented by the Group worldwide. Through the commitment and inventiveness of its people, Air Liquide leverages energy and environment transition, changes in healthcare and digitization, and delivers greater value to all its stakeholders.

Air Liquide’s revenues amounted to €18.1 billion in 2016, and its solutions that protect life and the environment represented more than 40% of sales. Air Liquide is listed on the Euronext Paris stock exchange (compartment A) and belongs to the CAC 40 and EURO STOXX 50 and FTSE4Good indexes.

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