LEADING gases and engineering company BOC has appointed John Evans as managing director, BOC South Pacific.

The 30-year industry veteran has a deep understanding of the BOC business after leading its subsidiary Elgas, Australia’s largest LPG marketer and importer.

John’s key priorities will be safety, customer experience and driving the diverse BOC business across its key markets in Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific Islands.

“BOC has a huge range of products and services, an extensive supply network and some of the best technical experts and engineers in the world,” Mr Evans said

“We need to refine our organisation to support constantly changing markets. We are also innovating service models – from digital and online solutions, to a more agile retail network.

“I look forward to working with our customers, industry and governments to ensure critical energy supplies and to foster a more research and scientific based economy.”

Mr Evans is the vice chairman of the Gas Energy Association and head of the BOC Regional Executive Board. He has a PhD in Chemical Engineering and Industrial Chemistry from the University of New South Wales.