CLEVELAND, Nov. 07, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Chart Industries, Inc. (Nasdaq:GTLS), a leading diversified global manufacturer of highly engineered equipment for the industrial gas, energy and biomedical industries, today announced an organizational realignment within its BioMedical Group to better position the company to capture future growth in the respiratory products industry. The Group will realign a portion of its manufacturing and engineering operations and establish a Respiratory Center-of-Excellence in Canton, GA where engineering, manufacturing, sales and marketing will be centralized to jointly develop and deliver industry leading respiratory products. To realize this change, the company expects to consolidate a majority of its U.S. respiratory operation and engineering activities into the existing Canton, GA campus, relocate key personnel, and suspend production and engineering of respiratory products at its Amherst, NY facility. "This transformation enables the company to improve collaboration and infrastructure utilization to drive product innovation, efficiency, speed, and quality," said Earl Lawson, President of Chart BioMedical. "This realignment and our continued investment in respiratory solutions demonstrates our commitment to the industry and to improving the quality of life for millions of people suffering from COPD and other lung diseases. We are positioning the company to meet our strategic goal to have associated core engineering, manufacturing, sales and marketing resources located together to better support the growing demand for our products." Chart is a leading diversified global manufacturer of highly engineered equipment for the industrial gas, energy, and biomedical industries. The majority of Chart's products are used throughout the liquid gas supply chain for purification, liquefaction, distribution, storage and end-use applications. Chart has domestic operations located across the United States and an international presence in Asia, Australia, Europe and South America. For more information, visit: http://www.chartindustries.com.