EAST LIVERPOOL, Ohio -Heritage Thermal Services announces the appointment of a new president.  Christopher T. Pherson will take over the reins of Heritage operations in East Liverpool on Feb. 16, 2017.

Mr. Pherson is a native of New Castle, Pa.  Prior to coming to Heritage Thermal Services, Mr. Pherson was Vice President of Field Operations, Engineering and Productivity at Praxair Incorporated, Stuart, Fla.  Praxair is a manufacturer of industrial specialty gases.  In this role, he managed 1,000 employees with annual revenue of $300 million.  He started with Praxair in 1994, rising through the ranks and working in various disciplines and locations in Pennsylvania, North Carolina, Texas and Ohio.

Mr. Pherson has earned a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from Grove City College and a Master in Business Administration from Youngstown State University.

Heritage’s Chair Winde F. Hamrick said she is delighted to have someone of Mr. Pherson’s caliber and experience to lead HTS into the future. “I am so pleased that Chris has decided to join our team.  His 22 years of experience with Praxair, education and enthusiasm will help us continue to grow our organization.  One of his first responsibilities will be to get to know his fellow employees and the community.  He is excited to get started, and we are happy to welcome him onboard.”

Heritage Thermal Services has operated in East Liverpool for nearly 25 years.  It is a privately held company that provides advanced incineration services for wastes generated by manufacturing and service industries.  The company’s mission is: Protecting the environment for our neighbors and future generations.