Robert G. McEniry is retired Chairman of nexAir, an 83-year multi-generational company with headquarters in Memphis, TN.
nexAir, founded in 1940 as Standard Welders Supply, was purchased by his father in 1950. Bob worked summers at the company during high school and college. Graduating from Vanderbilt University, Bob formally joined the company in 1963. He became President of the company in July 1971 and Chairman/CEO in 1996. Under his leadership, Bob guided the company and growth, which included acquisitions, mergers, start-ups, and joint ventures. During his 60 years with the company, revenues and geographical reach grew substantially. Bob’s son Kevin took over the company as CEO in 2007 developing the company to an industry powerhouse. When sold in 2023, the company had over 75 locations and 725 employees, one of the largest in the industry.
Supplier of packaged and bulk atmospheric gases for medical, metal fabrication, construction, and research applications. Distributor of gas related equipment including specialized medical equipment, welding equipment, and related supplies
“Entrepreneurism is the foundation of the free enterprise system and the American dream. Entrepreneurship must be woven into a company’s culture. As a 71-year-old multi-generational business, nexAir is constantly reinventing itself, fostering new ideas to develop new opportunities that are relevant and assure that our company continues to flourish. Nurturing this spirit is the principal responsibility of an effective business leader.”
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