LEHIGH VALLEY, Pa., July 2, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Air Products (APD) has appointed Victoria Brifo senior vice president and chief human resources officer (CHRO). She is accountable for all aspects of Human Resources (HR) at Air Products, including HR Operations, Diversity and Inclusion, Talent Management, Compensation and Benefits, and Global Health and Wellness.
Brifo joined Air Products in 2001 as site leader in Geismar, Louisiana, and progressed through a series of plant leadership positions before becoming Air Products' Global Diversity director in 2005. She was named global manager of Electronics Operations in 2008 and moved to the Merchant Gases group in 2011 to lead the Generated Gases business. In 2014 Brifo assumed the global transformation lead role for Industrial Gases, where she was an integral part of the business' organizational transformation and operational productivity initiatives. She subsequently was appointed vice president, Global Gases, and most recently, served as vice president, Equipment Sales, Plant Support and Central Procurement.
"Victoria's experience, skills and contributions to Air Products' success over the course of her career speak for themselves, and I know she brings tremendous personal passion to this role," said Seifi Ghasemi, chairman, president and chief executive officer. "I have always said that our committed and motivated employees differentiate us on our journey to be the safest, most diverse and most profitable industrial gases company in the world. Victoria is a perfect fit as we move our culture forward and develop talented people who are connected to our higher purpose, feel they belong, and know that the work they do matters," he said.
Before joining Air Products, Brifo worked for Lyondell Chemical and Amoco Production companies, where she held assignments of increasing responsibility in process, project engineering and environmental management.
Brifo attended the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), receiving a degree in Chemical Engineering, with additional concentrations in Political Science.
About Air Products
Air Products (NYSE:APD) is a world-leading Industrial Gases company in operation for over 75 years. The Company's core industrial gases business provides atmospheric and process gases and related equipment to manufacturing markets, including refining and petrochemical, metals, electronics, and food and beverage. Air Products is also the world's leading supplier of liquefied natural gas process technology and equipment.
The Company had fiscal 2017 sales of $8.2 billion from continuing operations in 50 countries and has a current market capitalization of about $35 billion. Approximately 15,000 passionate, talented and committed employees from a diversity of backgrounds are driven by Air Products' higher purpose to create innovative solutions that benefit the environment, enhance sustainability and address the challenges facing customers, communities and the world. For more information, visit www.airproducts.com.
EDITOR'S NOTE: Brifo's corporate biography and photo are available for download.