Airgas, an Air Liquide company
Airgas was founded in 1982 with the acquisition of a local distributor, Connecticut Oxygen. Over the next 35+ years, the company has grown organically and through more than 500 acquisitions to become one of the largest U.S. distribution networks in the packaged gas industry. Airgas was acquired by Air Liquide in 2016. Together, the combined company became a world leader in gas and services for Industry and Health.
Dedicated to improving the performance of its more than one million customers, Airgas safely and reliably provides products, services, and expertise to the following industries through its more than 18,500 associates, over 1,400 locations, robust e-Business platform, and Airgas Total Access® telesales channel:
● Energy and Chemicals
● Food and Beverage
● Government, Defense, and Aerospace
● Life Sciences and Healthcare
● Manufacturing and Metal Fabrication
● Power Utilities and Materials
● Retail Services
Airgas provides personal, attentive, and helpful service everywhere customers are located. Customers can interact and transact with Airgas in the way that best meets their needs: online, in-store, or over the phone, anytime and anywhere.
This includes a network of 900+ Airgas retail branches, the Airgas.com e-Business platform, and a team of expert Airgas Total Access telesales representatives. Formed through acquisition and strategic organic growth over 36 years and now a vital part of the Air Liquide Group, Airgas is present in all 50 states. Our national footprint is combined with a regional structure that keeps service close to local customers.
Olivier Delabroy is VP Marketing and Business Development for Airgas, an Air Liquide company. In his role, he develops new customer-centric offer strategies, driven by an in-depth understanding of Airgas’s key market ecosystems and customer insights. He also supervises the operations of the e-commerce channel (Airgas.com).
Olivier has 23 years of experience in the industrial gas industry, in all aspects of managerial, operational, and business domains. A Ph.D. graduate of CentraleSupélec (École Centrale Paris), he joined Air Liquide in 1998 as a Research and Development Engineer and has held various senior leadership roles in the company in Europe and the United States.
He is passionate about driving customer-centric innovation from fundamentals to market impact, managing value creation at every step by putting usage and adoption before technology. Since his assignment as Group Vice President of Research & Development, Olivier has been a recognized practitioner of Open Innovation with global ecosystems (including Startups, SMEs, and Academics). Starting in 2016, Olivier led the Air Liquide Digital Transformation for three years. He set up all the building blocks and platforms for the company to operate digitally at scale with a focus on cultural transformation.
Born in Connecticut, Olivier is a dual US and French citizen. He relocated from Paris, France, to the Philadelphia area in October 2021. He is a frequent speaker on topics related to Data and Digital Transformation.