Airgas Names William Sanborn Northern Pacific (Nor Pac) Region President

Mon Mar 4, 2013 11:00am EST

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RADNOR, Pa.--(Business Wire)--
Airgas, Inc. (NYSE: ARG) today announced that William "Bill" Sanborn has been
named president of the Airgas Northern Pacific (Nor Pac) region, reporting to
Max Hooper, Airgas Western Division president. Sanborn replaces Edward Richards,
who has taken another position within Airgas.
Bill Sanborn, Airgas Nor Pac Region President (Photo: Airgas, Inc.)

Sanborn recently served the Airgas North Central region as area vice president
for Wisconsin and the Upper Peninsula area of Michigan. He began his work career
in 1975 as a Navy SEAL in air operations, intelligence, and as a master
instructor. Sanborn left the military and began working for Boise Cascade Office
Products in 1990 where he spent the next 12 years in progressively more
responsible sales positions, including account executive and district sales
manager positions. Following his tenure with Boise Cascade, Sanborn moved to
Grainger Industrial Supply as district sales manager in 2002 and then joined
Airgas in 2004 as a division sales manager for the North Central region. Sanborn
was promoted to area vice president of the North Central region in 2009 and in
2012 he received the Airgas AVP of the Year award. He holds a BA degree and an
MBA from National University. 

"Bill has had an exemplary career with Airgas in our North Central region,
managing the largest area within that region," said Hooper. "He consistently
achieved top safety and business results, posting the highest growth rates in
that region. I`m confident that under his leadership the Nor Pac region can
generate similar results." 

About Airgas, Inc.

Airgas, Inc. (NYSE: ARG), through its subsidiaries, is one of the nation`s
leading suppliers of industrial, medical and specialty gases, and hardgoods,
such as welding equipment and related products. Airgas is a leading U.S.
producer of atmospheric gases with 16 air separation plants, a leading producer
of carbon dioxide, dry ice, and nitrous oxide, one of the largest U.S. suppliers
of safety products, and a leading U.S. supplier of refrigerants, ammonia
products, and process chemicals. More than 15,000 employees work in
approximately 1,100 locations, including branches, retail stores, gas fill
plants, specialty gas labs, production facilities and distribution centers.
Airgas also markets its products and services through eBusiness, catalog and
telesales channels. Its national scale and strong local presence offer a
competitive edge to its diversified customer base. For more information, please

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