Management Team

Kevin Foti – Chief Executive Officer

Mr. Foti has over 30 years of experience in the industrial gas business with Praxair, Inc. / Linde PLC where he most recently served for four years as President of the multi-billion US industrial gas merchant and on-site business. Prior to that role, Mr. Foti was President of NUCO2 for two years, which Praxair acquired in 2013 for over $1 billion. Mr. Foti has previously served in roles spanning sales engineer, customer service manager, operations manager, and regional manager.

Mary Pat Thompson – Chief Financial Officer

Mary Pat has served as a consultant at Bruckmann, Rosser, Sherrill & Co., a private equity firm, since 2019. Ms. Thompson previously served as Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer of Taronis from November 2020 to December 2020 and as a director of Taronis during December 2020, and as Senior Vice President of Finance and Administration and Chief Financial Officer of MWI Animal Health from August 2005 through her retirement in October 2018, with oversight of finance, inventory management, information technology, and human resources. Ms. Thompson also served as Vice President, Secretary and Chief Financial Officer of MWI Animal Health from June 2002 to August 2005. Since 2015 she has served on Zion’s Bank Business Advisory Board and the San Francisco Reserve’s 12th District Economic Advisory Council, where she was Chairperson for 2019. Additionally she serves on the boards of Regence Blueshield of Idaho and the University of Idaho’s College of Business and Economics Advisory Board, and served on the board of H&E Equipment Services until March 31, 2021, and is past President of the American Veterinary Distributers Association and the 2019

Jered Ruyle – Executive Vice President of Central U.S. Sales and Operations

Mr. Ruyle has more than 14 years of experience in the packaged gas industry. Prior to joining MagneGas, Mr. Ruyle held key positions with his family’s milti-generational business in the welding supply industry. He has experience in fill plant operations, management of logistics teams and sales teams, and was the President of an independent packaged gas distributor. Mr. Ruyle obtained his Bachelor degree from the University of Texas at Tyler in Business administration.

Sal Pena – Executive Vice President of Western U.S. Sales and Operations

Mr. Peña has more than 20 years of successful business management experience in a variety of industries and more than 12 years in compressed gases and welding supplies. Mr. Peña holds a Bachelors Degree from San Diego State University in Industrial Arts with an emphasis on Manufacturing and Graphic Design as well as a Bachelors Degree in Spanish Literature.

Troy Galvin – Executive Vice President of Eastern U.S. Sales and Operations

Mr Galvin has over 25 years of experience in sales, operations and management, with nearly 10 years in the welding and industrial gas distribution market. His solid business acumen and collaborative management style have historically led to multiple record setting sales years. Troy attended Sacramento State College of Business Administration.