The supervisory board of Linde AG has appointed Mr Thomas Blades as a new member of the executive board. Mr Blades succeeds Mr J Kent Masters, who steps down from the Linde AG executive board. Mr Blades will assume his position by April 1st 2012 at the latest.
Mr Blades' most recent role was as CEO of the Oil & Gas Division in Siemens AG’s Energy Sector. An electrical engineer and a British national, Mr Blades has a wealth of international experience in the oil and gases business.
Like his predecessor, Mr Masters, he will be the executive board member responsible for the group's gases business in North and South America, as well as for the liquefied gases and cylinder gas business and global healthcare operations.
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