VALLEY FORGE, Pa.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--UGI Corporation (NYSE:UGI) announced today that Roger Perreault has been appointed to the newly created position of President, UGI International. Mr. Perreault will be joining UGI from Air Liquide, where he spent 21 years in various leadership positions, most recently serving as Group Vice President, Large Industries – World Business Line. Mr. Perreault is expected to join the company in December.
John Walsh, president and chief executive officer of UGI Corporation, said, “We are pleased to welcome Roger to UGI. He has extensive industry and leadership experience that will be of critical importance to ensuring the continued profitable growth of our International business segment. Since acquiring Flaga GmbH in 1999, UGI has expanded to become a premier distributor of LPG in 16 countries in Europe, operating under four brands – Flaga, Antargaz, AvantiGas, and, most recently, Finagaz, which we acquired in May 2015. The size and scope of our International segment now demands an executive position to bring strategic vision and oversee the collective development of this important segment.”
As President, UGI International, Mr. Perreault will also lead the merger and acquisition activities in Europe and have responsibility for UGI’s global LPG supply strategy.
Prior to serving in his current role with Air Liquide, Mr. Perreault served as President, Large Industries from 2008-2014 with responsibility for Air Liquide’s North American large industries business. Prior to that, he served as President, Air Liquide Brazil from 2005 to 2008 and President, Air Liquide Chile from 2003 to 2005. Roger joined Air Liquide Canada in 1994 and held various positions from operations management to General Management. Prior to joining Air Liquide, Mr. Perreault was a Production Manager with I.C.I. Explosives in Quebec, Canada.
Mr. Perreault holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemical Engineering from Ryerson University in Toronto, Ontario and a Graduate Diploma of Applied Management from McGill University in Montreal, Quebec. He also completed the International Development Program at INSEAD and, in 2014, graduated from the Advanced Management Program (AMP) at INSEAD in Fontainebleu, France.
UGI is a distributor and marketer of energy products and services. Through subsidiaries, UGI operates natural gas and electric utilities in Pennsylvania, distributes propane both domestically and internationally, manages midstream energy and electric generation assets in Pennsylvania, and engages in energy marketing in the Mid-Atlantic region. UGI, through subsidiaries, is the sole General Partner and owns 26% of AmeriGas Partners, L.P. (NYSE:APU), the nation's largest retail propane distributor.
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