Michael Banks Appointed Director of SalesSeptember 27th, 2013 | Category: Industry News
Global Specialty Gases, a Bethlem, Pa.-based wholly owned subsidiary of the Dubai-based Global Gases Group FZCO, announced that Michael Banks has been named director of sales. He is responsible for Global Specialty Gases’ new business development and sales in the U.S., and he will also direct the worldwide specialty gases sales efforts of The Global Gases Group.
Banks has more than 27 years of specialty gases sales, marketing, plant operations and customer service experience. Prior to joining Global Specialty Gases, he was responsible for the sale of specialty gases and hardgoods to universities and research companies in the Southeastern United States for Airgas, Inc. Previously, he directed all aspects of specialty gas production for ILMO Products Company, including quality control, filling and analysis of pure and mixed gases, and cylinder preparation. His background also includes time with Holox Ltd., and National Welders in a range of sales, marketing, plant operations, production, and laboratory analysis positions.
“The appointment of Michael Banks will help jump-start the sale of specialty gases from our new facility in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania,” says Phil Kornbluth, senior vice president of Global Gases America.
Deepak Mehta, president of Global Specialty Gases and managing director and CEO of the Global Gases Group adds, “I’m very pleased that Michael has joined our organization. His knowledge and expertise will be of great benefit as we develop our specialty gases business throughout Global Gases’ global footprint.”