Zephyr Solutions is pleased to announce the appointment of Kevin McDougal as its new Chief Executive Officer.
AVON, OH (March 16, 2017) – Zephyr Solutions LLC (“Zephyr”, or the “Company”), a leading provider of logistics and supply chain management for industrial gases serving the retail and industrial channel throughout North America, is pleased to announce the appointment of Kevin McDougal as its new Chief Executive Officer.
Kevin brings nearly 30 years of relevant industry experience to his new role and will be responsible for the day-to-day management and operations of Zephyr. Most recently he served as General Manager for Matheson Tri-Gas. Prior to this role, Kevin was the President of the Airgas Great Lakes Region, a leading supplier of industrial, medical and specialty gases. In this role, he had full responsibility for and leadership of the operations, safety, financial results and distribution of 85 Airgas locations in Michigan, Ohio, western Pennsylvania and northern Indiana.
Kathi Leiden, Founder of Zephyr stated, “The Board of Directors and I reviewed Zephyr’s continued business momentum and we believe that Kevin is the correct person to lead the Company through its next growth and investment stage. Kevin understands the critical customer and supplier partnerships Zephyr has created which are based on integrity, customer service and depth and breadth of capabilities. I look forward to working with Kevin as Zephyr looks to redefine the industrial gas industry.”
“I’m grateful to the Board for the opportunity to lead this dynamic organization of talented professionals,” said Kevin. “Zephyr’s unique business model is reinventing the industrial gas industry through its supplier network which is the largest in the United States. Zephyr is giving its customers options and opportunities that have not existed. I couldn’t be more thrilled to lead Zephyr through its next stage of growth.”
Christopher H. Thomas, Partner of Aterian said “Kevin is an accomplished leader who has demonstrated growth and leadership capabilities throughout his career. Aterian looks forward to working alongside Kevin and investing in the organization, employees, customers and technology platform.”
Zephyr is a leading supplier of industrial gases, including wholesale helium, propane, CO2, diesel and nitrogen gas for large retail chains and high volume retail stores all over the world. Zephyr’s leading national network of suppliers is comprised of over 200 independent gas distributors and 4 major gas companies who ensure certainty of supply, competitive prices and unmatched ability to reach difficult to reach locations.
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