US-based LNG equipment maker, Air Products named Sean Major as the company’s executive vice president and general counsel, effective May 1, 2017.
Major, who brings 28 years of international legal management, commercial and transactional, and compliance and regulatory experience, will be appointed as an executive officer of the company.
Air Products noted in its statement on Monday that, Major will report to the chairman, president and CEO Seifi Ghasemi and will assume the company’s GC responsibilities from Mary Afflerbach, vice president, corporate secretary and chief governance officer, who has been serving as the Company’s GC on an interim basis.
Major joins Air Products from Joy Global, where he served as executive vice president, general counsel and secretary since 2007.
Prior to Joy Global, Major served for nine years with Johnson Controls, including as general counsel—Asia, and as vice president and general counsel—international.
He began his in-house career with Abbott Laboratories as counsel—international after working for seven years in private practice with law firms in Chicago and Tokyo.