SOURCE: LifeGuard Technologies

May 03, 2016 07:30 ET

LifeGuard Technologies, World-Wide Leader in Industrial Safety Hoses, Continues Its Global Expansion Program by Adding Sales Capabilities in U.S., Establishes South American Operations and Increases Technical Capabilities in India

SPRINGFIELD, PA--(Marketwired - May 03, 2016) - Lifeguard Technologies, Inc., makers of patented and patent pending industrial safety hoses, continues its global expansion with establishment of operations in Argentina, expansion of its technical team in India and the hiring of a US Compressed Gas Market Sales Manager. 

According to Andy Abrams, LifeGuard Executive Vice President, LifeGuard Technologies South America will be led by Mauro Schafer who is US certified with BOC and Air Products in USA, Argentina and Chile, operating transfill plans and helium liquifiers, as well as performing MRI services at Customer Sites. 

"We have closely monitored the Latin America Market, and in particular Argentina," explained Abrams. "We believe the time is right to build a strong, local and experienced team in South America."

In the US, Jim Greer has been appointed as a US Compressed Gas Market Sales Manager focusing on the independent welding distributor market. Greer brings extensive sales and market knowledge to LifeGuard Technologies having worked in the US Compressed Gas Industry for more than 35 years. Prior to joining LifeGuard Technologies, Greer worked with AGA Gas, AWECO Scientific, Superior Products, Air Liquide and others.

In addition, Lifeguard Technologies has expanded its current operations in India. LifeGuard Technologies is pleased to announce K Manoharan has joined LifeGuard Technologies Joint Venture Company Global Passive Safety Systems India Pvt. LTD. (LGT India) as the National Technical Sales Advisor. Manoharan brings a career in the compressed gas industry to LifeGuard Technologies. He was most recently Head of Global Engineering Center, Linde Gases where he was responsible for plant engineering worldwide. The company's approved oxygen cleaning facility there provides LifeGuard with an excellent platform from which it can expand the product line in Sub Asia to further enhance the safety in cylinder filling operations. 

Abrams explained that through the Global Expansions, LifeGuard Technologies has positioned itself as the only global safety hose company with delivery and logistical capability to provide its reliable, readily deployable and cost effective safety hoses. 

"This is why company such as Air Liquide, Praxair and others have chosen to Partner with us," Abrams said.

Headquartered in Springfield, PA, LifeGuard Technologies is already a supplier to Tier One Corporation Air Liquide, and is the global preferred supplier to Praxair, also a Tier One entity. LifeGuard Technologies also has offices in the US, Canada, Sweden, Egypt and Australia. 

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