Air Products has appointed Stephen J. Jones as China president, in an effort to promote the company’s next stage of growth in China. Jones will be based in Shanghai and will also remain as senior vice president and general manager of Global Tonnage Gases, Equipment and Energy, a position he has held since 2009.
Jones holds a Bachelor’s degree from Bloomsburg University, an MBA from Temple University, and a law degree from the University of Pennsylvania. He joined Air Products in 1992, and was promoted to the company’s corporate executive committee in 2007.
“The appointment of Steve Jones as China president and his move to Shanghai is part of Air Products's corporate strategy to support our significant growth opportunities and accelerate our development in emerging markets,” said John E. McGlade, the chairman, president and chief executive officer of Air Products. “Having one of our corporate executive committee members based in Shanghai underpins our strong commitment to further growth in China.”