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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Peter McCausland

64 2012 Executive Chairman of the Board

Michael Molinini

63 2012 President, Chief Executive Officer, Director

Robert Mclaughlin

57 2006 Chief Financial Officer, Senior Vice President

Jack Appolonia

2014 Division President - East

Chuck Broadus

47 2013 Division President - South

Andrew Cichocki

51 2014 President - Airgas USA, LLC

Douglas Jones

58 2013 Division President - West

Terry Lodge

57 2011 Division President - Central

B. Shaun Powers

62 2011 Division President - North

Thomas Thoman

51 2011 Division President - Gases Production

Robert Dougherty

56 2001 Senior Vice President, Chief Information Officer

Robert Young

63 2007 Senior Vice President, General Counsel

Ronald Stark

50 2011 Senior Vice President - Sales and Marketing

Pamela Claypool

60 2013 Senior Vice President - Human Resources

Leslie Graff

53 2006 Senior Vice President - Corporate Development

John Clancey

69 2010 Independent Director

James Hovey

68 1999 Independent Director

Richard Ill

71 2013 Independent Director

Theodore Miller

63 2010 Independent Director

Paula Sneed

66 1999 Independent Director

David Stout

59 1999 Independent Director

Lee Thomas

70 1998 Independent Director

John van Roden

65 2011 Presiding Independent Director

Ellen Wolf

60 2008 Independent Director

Barry Strzelec

Director - Investor Relations & Corporate Communications

Biographies

Name Description

Peter McCausland

Mr. Peter McCausland is an Executive Chairman of the Board of Airgas Inc., since August, 2012. He has been an Airgas director from June 1986 until September 15, 2010 and from September 23, 2010 to the present and has served as Executive Chairman since August 2012. Prior to that, he served as Chairman of the Board from 1987 to September 15, 2010 and from August 29, 2011 to August 2012. Mr. McCausland also served as the Chief Executive Officer of Airgas from May 1987 to August 2012 and President of Airgas from June 1986 to August 1988, from April 1993 to November 1995, from April 1997 to January 1999 and from January 2005 to August 2012. Mr. McCausland serves as a director of the Independence Seaport Museum. Mr. McCausland also serves on the Board of Visitors of the Boston University School of Law and the College of Arts and Sciences of the University of South Carolina. Mr. McCausland brings to the Board leadership, and extensive business, operating, acquisition, finance, business strategy development and policy experience, and tremendous knowledge of our company and the industrial gas industry. In addition, Mr. McCausland brings his strategic vision for Airgas to the Board. His service as a director and the CEO of Airgas since 1987 has contributed to the effectiveness of the Board and creates a critical link between management and the Board, enabling the Board to perform its oversight function with the benefits of management’s perspectives on the business. Furthermore, Mr. McCausland provides Airgas with effective leadership.

Michael Molinini

Mr. Michael L. Molinini is President, Chief Executive Officer, Director of Airgas, Inc., since August 2012. Prior to that time, Mr. Molinini served as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Airgas from January 2005 until August 2012. Prior to that time, Mr. Molinini served as Senior Vice President—Hardgoods Operations from August 1999 to January 2005 and as Vice President—Airgas Direct Industrial from April 1997 to July 1999. Prior to joining Airgas, Mr. Molinini served as Vice President of Marketing for National Welders Supply Company, Inc. (“National Welders”) from 1991 to 1997. Mr. Molinini has been a director since May 1, 2012. Mr. Molinini brings to the Board his extensive knowledge of, and experience in, Airgas’ business and the industrial gas industry, in addition to the leadership capabilities he gained through the senior management positions he has held during his career. Mr. Molinini has more than 40 years experience in management positions in the industrial gas industry. As Chief Executive Officer, his insight into the operations and management of Airgas are invaluable to the Board in carrying out its oversight functions.

Robert Mclaughlin

Mr. Robert M. McLaughlin is Chief Financial Officer, Senior Vice President of Airgas, Inc., since October 3, 2006. He served as Vice President and Controller from the time he joined Airgas in June 2001 to September 2006. Prior to joining Airgas, Mr. McLaughlin served as Vice President Finance for Asbury Automotive Group from 1999 to 2001, and was a Vice President and held various senior financial positions at Unisource Worldwide, Inc. from 1992 to 1999.

Jack Appolonia

Jack Appolonia has been named Division President - East of Airgas, Inc. Prior to joining Airgas, Appolonia spent nearly 15 years with BOC Gases’ U.S. packaged gases business, which was eventually acquired by Airgas, in several functions including sales, customer service, and engineering. He began his career in 1986 with Bechtel Western Power Corporation as a Mechanical Equipment Engineer. Appolonia holds a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from Villanova University in Villanova, PA and a master of engineering from Pennsylvania State University.

Chuck Broadus

Mr. Chuck E. Broadus Jr. has been appointed as Division President - South of Airgas, Inc., effective July 1, 2013. Broadus joined Airgas in 2003 as Vice President of Sales and Marketing for the West region. He was named President -- Airgas Specialty Products in 2006 and took over as President -- Airgas Refrigerants in 2008. In 2011, he was named President -- Airgas South region. Prior to joining Airgas, he was Marketing Director for Reliant Energy in Houston for three years and spent seven years in various operations and sales roles with BOC Gases. Chuck earned his bachelor of science in engineering from the United States Military Academy at West Point and his MBA from Vanderbilt University in Nashville, TN. From 1988 until 1993, he served five years as a U.S. Army infantry officer in the 82nd Airborne Division.

Andrew Cichocki

Mr. Andrew R. Cichocki has been appointed as President - Airgas USA, LLC, a subsidiary of Airgas Inc., effective April 1, 2014. Cichocki most recently served as Senior Vice President - Distribution Operations and Business Process Improvement for Airgas, Inc., a position he held since 2011. In addition to oversight of various business units, Cichocki has been responsible for Airgas' welding hardgoods and safety products distribution infrastructure, product sourcing and management, cylinder gas engineering and supply chain, and fleet management. He has also been responsible for Airgas' business process improvement initiatives, including strategic pricing and SAP implementation activities. Cichocki served as Division President - Process Gases and Chemicals from 2008 to 2011, and also served as President of Airgas National Welders, one of Airgas' large regional distribution companies, beginning in 2003. Prior to that, he served in key corporate roles for Airgas including Senior Vice President - Human Resources, Senior Vice President - Business Operations and Planning, and Vice President - Corporate Development. Cichocki joined Airgas in 1988. He is a 1984 graduate of the University of Delaware and earned an MBA from Villanova University.

Douglas Jones

Mr. Douglas L. Jones has been appointed as Division President - West of Airgas, Inc., since April 11, 2013. Prior to this role, Mr. Jones was President of Airgas Intermountain from 2006 to April 2013, Vice President of Sales and Marketing from 2001 to 2006 and Director of Marketing from 1998 to 2001. Mr. Jones has served the Company in various other roles since joining Airgas in 1989 through the acquisition of Utah Welders Supply.

Terry Lodge

Mr. Terry L. Lodge is Division President - Central of Airgas Inc., since July 2011. Prior to that time, Mr. Lodge was President of Airgas Mid South from November 2007, Vice President - Western Division from January 2005 to November 2007 and CFO for Airgas Mid South from August 1994 to January 2005. Prior to joining Airgas, Mr. Lodge was the CFO for The Jimmie Jones Company, an independent distributor acquired by Airgas in 1994 where he originally started his career in the industrial gas industry in 1979.

B. Shaun Powers

Mr. B. Shaun Powers is Division President - North of Airgas Inc., since July 2011. Prior to that time, Mr. Powers was Division President - East since joining Airgas in April 2001. Prior to joining Airgas, Mr. Powers served as Senior Vice President of Industrial Gases at AGA from October 1995 to March 2001. Mr. Powers has more than 30 years of experience in the industrial gas industry.

Thomas Thoman

Mr. Thomas S. Thoman is Division President - Gases Production of Airgas Inc., since July 2011. Prior to that time, Mr. Thoman served as Senior Vice President - Tonnage and Merchant Gases and President - Airgas Merchant Gases since 2007. Leading up to that time, Mr. Thoman served in key corporate roles including Vice President - Gases, which focused on the Company’s gases supply chains, product sourcing, marketing, product management and business development. He has been with Airgas nearly 12 years and in the industrial gas industry for 24 years.

Robert Dougherty

Mr. Robert A. Dougherty is Senior Vice President, Chief Information Officer of Airgas, Inc., since January 2001. Prior to joining Airgas, Mr. Dougherty served as Vice President and Chief Information Officer from 1998 to 2000 and as Director of Information Systems from 1993 to 1998 at Subaru of America, Inc.

Robert Young

Mr. Robert H. Young Jr., is Senior Vice President, General Counsel of Airgas Inc., since October 1, 2007. Prior to joining Airgas, Mr. Young was a shareholder of McCausland Keen & Buckman, which he joined in 1985, and served as outside counsel for the Company on many acquisitions and other corporate legal matters. At McCausland Keen & Buckman, Mr. Young focused his practice on general corporate law for both public and private corporations, mergers and acquisitions, and venture capital financing. Mr. Young began his legal career as an attorney at Drinker Biddle & Reath in Philadelphia.

Ronald Stark

Mr. Ronald J. Stark is Senior Vice President - Sales and Marketing of Airgas Inc. He previously served as President, Airgas North Central, since joining Airgas in 2003. Mr. Stark began his career at Union Carbide - Linde Division (now Praxair) in 1985 and advanced through a series of positions in applications engineering and key account management. In 1992, he joined MVE, a Minnesota-based supplier of cryogenic storage and distribution technology, and advanced to vice president and general manager of the industrial gases market. After Chart Industries acquired MVE in 1999, Mr. Stark became president of Chart’s Distribution and Storage Group and held that post until joining Airgas.

Pamela Claypool

Ms. Pamela J. Claypool is Senior Vice President - Human Resources of the company. Claypool previously served as the Company`s Vice President - Talent Management, responsible for key programs influencing the employment experience at Airgas, including employee selection and orientation, talent development, and the Company`s diversity program. She also served as Vice President - Human Resources for Airgas` North Division where she led all aspects of the division`s human resources functions. Claypool joined Airgas in 2007 with the acquisition of Linde`s U.S. packaged gas business as Vice President of Finance for Airgas Great Lakes, Inc. before being named Chief Financial Officer for Airgas Great Lakes, Inc. Prior to joining Airgas, she spent three years in Linde`s U.S. group where she was responsible for business and financial analysis and sales compensation. Before joining Linde, Claypool spent nearly fifteen years with Commercial Intertech, a manufacturer of specialty steel components primarily for the automotive and trucking industries, where she served in multiple finance and management roles, including general manager of the business both before and after its acquisition by Parker Hannifin in 2001. Claypool earned her bachelor`s degree in finance and management from the University of Wisconsin - Green Bay and her MBA from Kent State University.

Leslie Graff

Mr. Leslie J. Graff is Senior Vice President - Corporate Development of Airgas Inc., since August 2006. Prior to that, Mr. Graff held various management positions since joining the Company in 1989, including Director of Corporate Finance, Director of Corporate Development, Assistant Vice President - Corporate Development and Vice President - Corporate Development. He has directed the in-house acquisition department since 2001. Prior to joining Airgas, Mr. Graff worked for KPMG LLP from 1983 to 1989.

John Clancey

Mr. John P. Clancey is an Independent Director of Airgas Inc. He served as Chairman of Maersk Inc. and Maersk Line Limited, a division of the A.P. Moller-Maersk Group, from 1999 to January 2010. Maersk is one of the world’s largest shipping companies. Since January 2010, Mr. Clancey has been a Principal and founder of Hospitality Logistics, International, a furniture, fixtures and equipment logistics services provider serving customers in the hotel industry. Since July 2010, Mr. Clancey has been Chairman and a member of the Board of Directors of Livingston International Inc., a major international customs house and freight forwarding company, and an advisor to Sterling Partners, a private equity firm and since January 1, 2011, he has served on the Infrastructure Advisory Committee of Brookfield Asset Management, a global asset management company. Mr. Clancey has been an Airgas director since 2010.

James Hovey

Mr. James W. Hovey is an Independent Director of Airgas, Inc. He is President of The Fox Companies, a diversified real estate development firm, which he joined in 1972, where he has been responsible for the development of numerous housing units and office buildings, and of a sports arena. Mr. Hovey also serves as a member of the Board of Trustees of Eisenhower Fellowships, Inc. Mr. Hovey has been an Airgas director since 1999. Mr. Hovey brings senior-level management experience to the Board through his 40-year career as an executive of a real estate development firm. Mr. Hovey’s experience enables him to provide insight and guidance on real estate and finance matters facing the company. Mr. Hovey also brings to the Board his leadership skills from his extensive non-profit experience.

Richard Ill

Mr. Richard C. Ill is an Independent Director of Airgas Inc. He has been the Executive Chairman of the Triumph Group, Inc., a company that designs, manufactures, repairs and overhauls aircraft components and assemblies, since July 2012, and has been a director of Triumph since 1993. He also served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Triumph from 1993 until July 2012. Mr. Ill serves as a director of P.H. Glatfelter Company and Mohawk Industries and as a member of the Drexel University Board of Trustees. Mr. Ill previously served as an Airgas director from 2004 until 2010. Mr. Ill has over 45 years of public company experience in management, manufacturing and operations. From his tenure as CEO of Triumph Group, and from his service on other public company boards, he provides a strong operational, financial and strategic background and has valuable business leadership and management experience and insights into many aspects of our business and the current business climate.

Theodore Miller

Mr. Theodore B. Miller Jr., is an Independent Director of Airgas Inc. He has been the President of 4M Investments, LLC, an international private investment company, since 2001. He is also the founder, Chairman and majority shareholder of Intercomp Technologies, LLC, dba Intercomp Global Services, a privately-held business process outsourcing company founded in 1994; and founder, Chairman and majority shareholder of Visual Intelligence, a privately held imaging technologies company founded in 2001. Mr. Miller has been an Airgas director since 2010. Mr. Miller brings to our Board extensive executive, financial and governance experience as a significant shareholder, executive officer and director of both start-up companies and large public companies. His extensive business and leadership experience includes his positions as the founder, Chairman and majority shareholder, from 2003 to 2011, of M7 Aerospace, LP, a privately held aerospace service, manufacturing and technology company, which was sold to Elbit Systems of America in December 2010, and his positions, from 1996 to 2002, as the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Crown Castle International Corp., a publicly-held global wireless communications infrastructure company he founded in 1995. In addition, Mr. Miller served as a member of the board of directors of Affiliated Computer Services, Inc., a global business process outsourcing company employing over 70,000 employees, from November 2008 until the acquisition of the company by Xerox Corporation in February 2010.

Paula Sneed

Ms. Paula A. Sneed is an Independent Director of Airgas, Inc. She is the Chairman and CEO of Phelps Prescott Group, LLC, a strategy and management consulting firm. She served as Executive Vice President of Global Marketing Resources and Initiatives for Kraft Foods, Inc. from June 2005 until her retirement in December 2006. She was responsible for leading Kraft’s approximately 700-person Global Marketing Services organization (advertising, media, promotions, marketing research, packaging, digital and interactive marketing, CRM and other marketing disciplines) serving more than 100 major food brands. Ms. Sneed joined General Foods Corporation (which later merged with Kraft Foods, Inc.) in 1977, and served in various executive positions since 1986. She also serves as a trustee of Simmons College and Teach for America and is a member of the Visiting Committee of the Harvard Business School. Ms. Sneed is also a member of the board of directors of The Charles Schwab Corporation and TE Connectivity Ltd. Ms. Sneed has been an Airgas director since 1999.

David Stout

Mr. David M. Stout is an Independent Director of Airgas, Inc. He served as President, Pharmaceuticals, GlaxoSmithKline, with responsibility for global pharmaceutical operations, from January 2003 to February 2008. Prior to that, he served as President, U.S. Pharmaceuticals from 1999 to January 2003. He served as Senior Vice President and Director, Sales and Marketing-U.S., for SmithKline Beecham from October 1996 until 1998. Mr. Stout was President of Schering Laboratories, a division of Schering-Plough Corporation, from 1994 until 1996. He held various executive and sales and marketing positions with Schering-Plough from 1979, when he joined the company, until 1994. Mr. Stout is also a member of the board of directors of NanoBio Corporation, a privately-held company, Jabil Circuit, Inc. and Shire plc. Mr. Stout has been an Airgas director since 1999. With over 20 years of senior management experience in the pharmaceutical industry, Mr. Stout brings to our Board valuable business, manufacturing, research and development, and global operations experience. In his roles, Mr. Stout gained valuable experience dealing with governments, distributors and suppliers and the complexities related to operating in a regulated industry. His service on boards of directors and committees of other public companies has given him valuable insight on best practices in the corporate governance and compensation areas.

Lee Thomas

Mr. Lee M. Thomas is an Independent Director of Airgas, Inc. He served as Chief Executive Officer of Rayonier, Inc. from March 2007 until December 31, 2011 and as Chairman of the Board of Rayonier from July 2007 until May 17, 2012. He also served as President of Rayonier from March 2007 until October 2010. Previously, he served as President of Georgia-Pacific Corporation, beginning in September 2002, and as President and Chief Operating Officer, beginning in March 2003, until his retirement in December 2005. Mr. Thomas held these and other senior executive positions within Georgia-Pacific Corporation since 1993. Prior to that, he was Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Law Companies Environmental Group Inc. and has held numerous federal and state government positions, including positions with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the Federal Emergency Management Agency and the Office of the Governor of South Carolina. Mr. Thomas is a director of Regal Entertainment Group and DuPont Corporation. Mr. Thomas has served as an Airgas director since 1998. Mr. Thomas brings to our Board an extensive knowledge of the environmental regulatory process from his senior positions in industry and government. His tenure at Rayonier and Georgia-Pacific and as Administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and Deputy Director of the Federal Emergency Management Agency provide valuable business, leadership and management experience, including expertise on governmental relations in environmental regulatory areas.

John van Roden

Mr. John C. van Roden Jr., is Presiding Independent Director of Airgas, Inc., since August 29, 2011. He served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of P.H. Glatfelter Company, a diversified global manufacturer of specialty papers and engineered products, from 2003 to 2006. Prior to that, he served as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer for Conectiv from 1998 to 2003, and as the Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Lukens Inc. from 1982 to 1998. Mr. van Roden also serves on the boards of H.B. Fuller Company, Horsehead Holding Corp. and Penn Virginia Resource Partners, L.P. Mr. van Roden has served as an Airgas director since October 2006. Mr. van Roden brings to the Board over 20 years of experience in strategic and financial management from his senior leadership positions at P.H. Glatfelter, Conectiv and Lukens, where he served in significant financial leadership positions. From his extensive experience as a financial executive, Mr. van Roden provides leadership in the financial area and serves as the Chairman of our Audit Committee and as an audit committee financial expert.

Ellen Wolf

Ms. Ellen C. Wolf is an Independent Director of Airgas, Inc. She served as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of American Water Works Company, Inc., the largest investor-owned U.S. water and wastewater company, from 2006 until May 2013. Previously, she served as Senior Vice President and CFO of USEC, Inc. beginning in December 2003 and as Vice President and CFO of American Water from 1999 to 2003. Prior to that, Ms. Wolf held various positions with increasing responsibility in corporate accounting, finance and business development since beginning her career in 1979. She also serves on the board of the Philadelphia Zoo and a privately-held company. Ms. Wolf has been an Airgas director since 2008. Ms. Wolf brings to the Board her strong financial, corporate accounting, business development and leadership experience through her corporate senior executive positions and her previous service on the audit committee of another public company and her current service on the audit and compensation committees of a privately-held company. Ms. Wolf’s financial expertise provides her with a deep understanding of our financial statements, corporate finance matters and accounting issues, and enables her to serve on our Audit Committee as an audit committee financial expert.

Barry Strzelec

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