Air Products and Chemicals Inc. (Air Products and Chemicals) has appointed Patrick F. Loughlin as vice president (VP), environment, health, safety and quality effective from February 18, 2009. It has also appointed Wayne M. Mitchell as VP, global business support services; Patricia A. Mattimore as VP and general manager, performance materials and Laurie K. Stewart as VP, energy and materials, effective March 2009. Air Products and Chemicals is a US based company.
Loughlin was effective immediately. He will be 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 and Chemicals 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 B.S. degree in chemistry from the US Naval Academy in 1981, an M.S. 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 will retire in February 2009.
Mitchell will be 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 and Chemicals in 1988 and 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 VP and general manager, performance materials division. Mitchell received a B.S. degree from the University of Christchurch, New Zealand in 1974.
Mattimore Succeeds Mitchell. She will have oversight responsibility for the global operations of company’s 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 and Chemicals 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. Mattimore has served as president, Air Products Electronic Chemicals and most recently held the position of VP, Energy and Materials. Mattimore received a B.A. degree in chemical engineering from Lafayette College in 1982.
Stewart Succeeds Mattimore. She will be responsible for managing all aspects of global procurement and strategic sourcing efforts, which includes energy, capital, corporate and raw materials. She also will manage the Corporate Real Estate and General Services organizations. Stewart joined Air Products and Chemicals in 2003 as VP and treasurer. She subsequently was named VP and controller of Tonnage Gases, Equipment and Energy and most recently served as VP of Global Decision Support. Prior to joining Air Products and Chemicals, Stewart held a broad range of financial positions at Marathon Oil Company and Pennzoil-Quaker State Company. 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.