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Universal Compressed Air Appoints Rick Kowey VP & COO

Universal Compressed Air (UCA), a Pennsylvania-based provider of innovative compressed air systems, has appointed Rick Kowey as Senior Vice President & Chief Operating Officer. Reporting to Sam Piazza Sr., President and Chief Executive Officer, Kowey will lead UCA’s commercial, technology, and operating functions.

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Caption: Rick Kowey, Senior Vice President & Chief Operating Officer, Universal Compressed Air
Kowey holds over 37 years of experience in the industrial and specialty gas industry and has previously served in multiple senior leadership positions, most notably at Matheson Tri-Gas, Inc., Scott Specialty Gases, Inc. (now Air Liquide), and Weldship Corporation. Throughout his years in business, Kowey has gained experience in strategic marketing, commercial leadership, operations, general management, business development and mergers and acquisitions. He has held previous C-level positions as Chief Marketing Officer and Chief Commercial Officer.
Kowey also holds a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry from Ursinus College and an MBA in Marketing from Drexel University.
“We are really happy to have Rick on board to take the company to the next level with his sharp focus on strategy and organizational development. UCA has a lot of untapped market potential, and our leadership team is now well positioned to expand our business,” said Sam Piazza Sr.
About Universal Compressed Air
UCA brings decades of Industrial Gas expertise to Compressed Air Supply Systems.  The systems are optimized to deliver compressed air as a utility and, in every case, we will design an efficient and reliable solution built to maximize savings.  As a compressed air supplier, the systems are proven, trusted, and designed to optimize the end user’s success.  By choosing UCA’s Pipeline Air, large air users benefit from a solution tailored to their site’s specific requirements. For more information, visit www.universalcompressedair.com. 

Rick Kowey

Rick Kowey, Senior Vice President & Chief Operating Officer, Universal Compressed Air 

Kowey holds over 37 years of experience in the industrial and specialty gas industry and has previously served in multiple senior leadership positions, most notably at Matheson Tri-Gas, Inc., Scott Specialty Gases, Inc. (now Air Liquide), and Weldship Corporation. Throughout his years in business, Kowey has gained experience in strategic marketing, commercial leadership, operations, general management, business development and mergers and acquisitions. He has held previous C-level positions as Chief Marketing Officer and Chief Commercial Officer.

Kowey also holds a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry from Ursinus College and an MBA in Marketing from Drexel University.

“We are really happy to have Rick on board to take the company to the next level with his sharp focus on strategy and organizational development. UCA has a lot of untapped market potential, and our leadership team is now well positioned to expand our business,” said Sam Piazza Sr.

 

About Universal Compressed Air

UCA brings decades of Industrial Gas expertise to Compressed Air Supply Systems.  The systems are optimized to deliver compressed air as a utility and, in every case, we will design an efficient and reliable solution built to maximize savings.  As a compressed air supplier, the systems are proven, trusted, and designed to optimize the end user’s success.  By choosing UCA’s Pipeline Air, large air users benefit from a solution tailored to their site’s specific requirements. For more information, visit www.universalcompressedair.com.