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Murray Hill & New Providence, N.J., U.S., April 4, 2016 –– Erik Fihlman was named Program Manager, Bakery, Prepared Foods and Seafood, for the food and beverage group of Linde LLC, where he leads the commercialization  of new solutions-based technologies and marketing programs serving industrial and wholesale bakeries and processors of prepared foods and seafood.

Linde offers a range of cryogenic solutions for chilling/freezing operations and modified-atmosphere packaging (MAP) that improve throughput, production efficiencies and product quality. 

Fihlman brings 10 years of experience to his post in roles spanning field engineering, project management and solutions selling. Among previous positions at Linde, he was responsible for food freezing and chilling applications, technical sales, and food industry segment growth for Linde’s Eastern U.S. and Midwest regions.

Before joining Linde, he served eight years as a pilot in the U.S. Navy. Fihlman is a 1999 graduate of the Massachusetts Maritime Academy where he earned a B.S. in Marine Engineering. He is based at Linde’s headquarters in Murray Hill, NJ.

About Linde LLC in North America
Linde LLC is a member of The Linde Group. In the 2015 financial year, the Linde Group generated revenue of USD 19.7 bn (EUR 17.944 bn), making it one of the leading gases and engineering companies in the world, with approximately 65,000 employees working in more than 100 countries worldwide. The strategy of The Linde Group is geared towards long-term profitable growth and focuses on the expansion of its international business with forward-looking products and services. Linde acts responsibly towards its shareholders, business partners, employees, society and the environment in every one of its business areas, regions and locations across the globe. The company is committed to technologies and products that unite the goals of customer value and sustainable development.

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