AVON, OH (July 18, 2018) – 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 thrilled to announce the appointment of Max Hooper as its new Chief Executive Officer.
Max brings more than 30 years of executive experience to his role as Zephyr’s CEO. He has been professionally associated with some of the top companies within the industrial gas industry, was previously responsible for the full P&L leadership of a $1 billion operation, and has led successful integrations during more than 40 acquisitions.
Max earned a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration Marketing at San Jose State University and a Masters of Business Administration from the University of La Verne. He served as captain of his football team while at San Jose State, where he was named All-Conference for 4 years and Honorable Mention All-American for 2.
Kathi Leiden, Founder of Zephyr stated, “The Board of Directors and I are excited to have Max lead the company through the next chapter of its growth.” She continued, “Max is very well known and highly respected throughout the industrial gas industry, so we feel more than fortunate that he has brought his wealth of expertise and leadership to Zephyr. I look forward to working with Max as we continue to redefine what can be achieved in the industrial gas industry.”
Christopher H. Thomas, Partner of Aterian said, “Max is an accomplished leader who has demonstrated growth and leadership capabilities throughout his career. Aterian looks forward to working alongside Max and continuing to invest 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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