We are sorry to report the death of Art Francis, an expert in Helium, and long-time member of the Cryogenic Society of America.
The world of cryogenics lost a distinguished and dear friend on Sunday, June 17. Dr. Herby Sixsmith, 93, of Norwich, VT died at Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center, in Lebanon, NH.
Air Liquide has recently named Michael Graff as President and CEO of Air Liquide USA LLC and a director of US subsidiary businesses.
Michael Bright has joined CSA Corporate Sustaining Member Chart Industries as President of Chart Energy & Chemicals, Inc. Maninder (Tony) Sethi has recently joined Chart Energy & Chemicals, Inc. in the newly created position of Vice President, General Manager - Process Systems.
Taylor Wharton celebrated the grand opening of the company's new cryogenic manufacturing operations near Beijing, China. The new facility will produce a wide range of large cryogenic bulk tanks for the Asian and Pacific markets.
Air Products has announced plans to expand its industrial gas production facilities at both its Ashland KY and Reidsville NC facilities.
John Jones, Air Products chairman and chief executive officer, will retire as CEO on October 1, 2007, after 35 years.
CSA member Dr. Mark Bird has been officially named Director of Florida State University's Magnet Science and Technology Group.
Eden Cryogenics, LLC and Niowave, Inc. have announced a teaming agreement to better serve customers and product needs for the Superconducting Particle Accelerator and National Laboratory markets.
David Larbalestier, the director of FSU's Applied Superconductivity Center (www.magnet.fsu.edu/magnettechnology/research/asc/overview.html), has been selected to receive the Cryogenic Materials Award for Lifetime Achievements 2007 from the International Cryogenic Materials Conference (ICMC). He will be presented with the award during a meeting of the conference on Tuesday, July 17, in Chattanooga, Tenn.