LEHIGH VALLEY, Pa., Oct. 10, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Air Products (NYSE:APD) today announced that Corning F. Painter has been appointed to the position of senior vice president and general manager, Merchant Gases. He succeeds John W. Marsland, who is leaving the company to pursue other career opportunities. Patricia (Pam) A. Mattimore, currently vice president and general manager of Performance Materials, will succeed Painter as senior vice president, Supply Chain, and join the company's Corporate Executive Committee. Painter joined Air Products in 1984 as a participant in the company's Career Development Program and subsequently progressed through a variety of commercial and operating positions. He was appointed senior vice president, Corporate Strategy and Technology, and joined the Corporate Executive Committee in 2011. The following year, he assumed responsibility for Supply Chain. A complete biography is available here. Mattimore joined Air Products in 1982 as a participant in the company's Career Development Program. She subsequently held positions in applied research and development, standard plants, and sales and major accounts management. In 2005, she was named vice president, Energy and Materials, and in 2009, she assumed her current role as vice president and general manager of the Performance Materials Division. A complete biography is available here. John McGlade, chairman, president and chief executive officer of Air Products, said, "I want to thank John for his leadership and contributions to Air Products over the past 12 years and congratulate Corning and Pam on their new roles as we continue to execute against our priorities." About Air Products Air Products (NYSE:APD) provides atmospheric, process and specialty gases; performance materials; equipment; and technology. For over 70 years, the company has enabled customers to become more productive, energy efficient and sustainable. More than 20,000 employees in over 50 countries supply innovative solutions to the energy, environment and emerging markets. These include semiconductor materials, refinery hydrogen, coal gasification, natural gas liquefaction, and advanced coatings and adhesives. In fiscal 2012, Air Products had sales approaching $10 billion. For more information, visit www.airproducts.com.