Robert M. McLaughlin


Mr. McLaughlin currently serves on the Board of Directors of publicly-traded Beacon Roofing Supply, Inc., the largest distributor of residential and non-residential roofing materials in the United States.  In 2016, Mr. McLaughlin retired as the Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Airgas, Inc. and a member of the company’s Management Committee. Prior to assuming that position on October 3, 2006, Mr. McLaughlin served as Vice President and Controller since joining Airgas in 2001. From 1999 to 2001 he served as Vice President of Finance for Asbury Automotive Group. From 1992 to 1999, Mr. McLaughlin was Vice President of Finance and held other senior financial positions at Unisource Worldwide, Inc. He began his career at Ernst & Young in 1979. He is a Certified Public Accountant and earned his bachelor's degree in accounting from the University of Dayton.