Matheson announces leadership transition

January 11, 2013

Matheson, Basking Ridge, N.J., has announced that William J. Kroll, who served as chairman and CEO for the last nine years, has assumed the role of executive chairman of the board of directors. Kroll continues to lead the company's board and corporate auditing functions and serves as a member of the board of directors for Matheson's parent company, Taiyo Nippon Sanso Corp.

Current President and COO Scott Kallman has transitioned to president and CEO. He joined the company in 2005, running the industrial side of the business, and has made several improvements in the areas of safety, quality, and customer focus. He retains leadership of the company’s operations and customer-facing divisions while assuming responsibility for corporate administration, human resources, legal services, business development, information technology, R&D, marketing, and finance.

Matheson is a provider of gases, gas handling equipment, purification systems, engineering and gas management services, and on-site gas generation.