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Air Products Announces Executive Moves (posted 3/4/09)

Air Products recently announced a number of executive appointments. Patrick F. Loughlin has been named vice president, Environment, Health, Safety and Quality. He is responsible for establishing EH&S policies and standards, setting and tracking performance goals, and ensuring global consistency within the company’s EH&S and global Quality organizations. Loughlin joined Air Products in 1988 as a participant in the company’s Career Development Program and subsequently held various commercial, operations and plant management positions in North America, Europe and Asia. He most recently held the position of director, EH&S–Americas. Loughlin received a bachelor’s of science degree in chemistry from the U.S. Naval Academy in 1981, a master’s degree in chemical engineering from Rutgers University in 1992, and an M.S.M. degree in management of technology from The Georgia Institute of Technology in 1998. He succeeds Larry W. Allen, who has retired.

Wayne M. Mitchell has been named vice president, Global Business Support Services. He is responsible for leading this newly formed organization in its efforts to drive efficiency and effectiveness into select activities within the company’s support areas, including Human Resources, Finance, Customer Engagement, Procurement, Order Management and Delivery Scheduling. Mitchell joined Air Products in 1988 and has subsequently held various business, sales and marketing management positions within the company’s Chemicals businesses in North America, Europe and Asia. He most recently served as vice president and general manager of the Performance Materials Division. Mitchell received a bachelor’s of science degree from the University of Christchurch, New Zealand, in 1974.

Succeeding Mitchell is Patricia (Pam) A. Mattimore, who has become vice president and general manager, Performance Materials. She has oversight responsibility for the global operations of Air Products’ Performance Materials Division, which combines the company’s technology and market leadership strengths in specialty surfactants, polyurethane catalysts and epoxy curing agents for the coatings, inks, adhesives, civil engineering, personal care, institutional and industrial cleaning, mining, oil field, polyurethane, and other industries. Mattimore joined Air Products in 1982 as a participant in the company’s Career Development Program and subsequently held positions in applied research and development, standard plants, and sales and major accounts management. She has served as president, Air Products Electronic Chemicals and most recently held the position of vice president, Energy and Materials. Mattimore received a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering from Lafayette College in 1982.

Succeeding Mattimore is Laurie K. Stewart, who has become vice president of Energy and Materials. She is responsible for managing all aspects of global procurement and strategic sourcing efforts, which include energy, capital, corporate and raw materials. She also manages the Corporate Real Estate and General Services organizations. Stewart joined Air Products in 2003 as vice president and treasurer. She subsequently was named vice president and controller of Tonnage Gases, Equipment and Energy, and most recently served as vice president of Global Decision Support. Prior to joining Air Products, Stewart held a broad range of financial positions at Marathon Oil Co. and Pennzoil-Quaker State Co. She holds a B.S.B.A. degree in finance from Bowling Green University, graduated from the Harvard Business School Advanced Management Program and is a licensed certified public accountant.

For more information, visit www.airproducts.com.


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