Peter McCausland is Executive Chairman of the Board of Airgas, Inc., (NYSE: ARG), the largest distributor of industrial, medical and specialty gases and welding equipment and one of the largest distributors of safety supplies in the United States. Mr. McCausland founded Airgas in 1982, served as President and CEO from 1987 until August 2012, previously served as Chairman of the Board from 1987 to September 2010, and was elected Chairman again in August 2011. Before starting the firm, he served as General Counsel for MG Industries, Inc., an industrial gas producer. He also was a founding partner in the law firm of McCausland, Keen & Buckman, which specialized in mergers, acquisitions, and financings.
Michael L. Molinini
President and Chief Executive Officer
Mr. Molinini is president and chief executive officer of Airgas, Inc., is a member of the Company's Management Committee, and has been an Airgas director since May 2012. Prior to assuming the position of chief executive officer in August 2012, he was executive vice president and chief operating officer since January 2005, and previously served as senior vice president - hardgoods, with company-wide responsibility for directing sales and marketing, procurement, and distribution center logistics. Mr. Molinini joined Airgas in April 1997 as group vice president of Airgas Direct Industrial and led the build out of Airgas' hardgoods supply chain, including development of the Radnor private label program.
Prior to joining Airgas, Mr. Molinini served as vice president marketing at National Welders Supply Company, an Airgas joint venture, where he managed all gases and hardgoods sales and marketing programs. Mr. Molinini joined National Welders after spending 19 years with the Linde Division of Union Carbide Corporation in a variety of operations, sales and management positions.
Mr. Molinini received a bachelor's degree in chemistry from Seton Hall University in 1972. He has been married for more than 30 years and has four children.
Robert M. McLaughlin
Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
Bob McLaughlin is senior vice president and chief financial officer of Airgas, Inc. and a member of the Management Committee. Prior to assuming this position on October 3, 2006, he had served as vice president controller since joining Airgas in 2001.
Prior to joining Airgas, Mr. McLaughlin had served as vice president-finance for Asbury Automotive Group, a multi-billion dollar automotive retailer. Before that, he served as vice president of finance and in other financial management roles with Unisource Worldwide, Inc., a multi-billion dollar international paper and industrial supply distribution company.
Mr. McLaughlin, a Certified Public Accountant, began his career with Ernst & Young in 1979. He earned his bachelor's degree in accounting from the University of Dayton.
Robert A Dougherty
Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer