This year's AIChE's 2013 Awards Gala was held yesterday evening at The Plaza in New York City, with the theme of "Recognizing Excellence in Engineering Ethics."
Honored at the event were David M. Cote, Chairman and CEO of Honeywell; David T. Seaton, Chairman and CEO of Fluor; and Stephen F. Angel, Chairman, President and CEO of Praxair. These companies have established strong reputations for ethical engineering and business practices, and their leaders exemplify a personal commitment to ethics and integrity. Raj Gupta, Senior Advisor to New Mountain Capital and Executive Chairman of Avantor Performance Materials, hosted the evening as gala chair.
This year's gala built awareness for the centrality and importance of ethics in engineering education and real-world practice. Funds raised will underwrite the continued expansion of ethics awareness and training in chemical engineering undergraduate education and life-long learning.
Following are photos from this year's event.
Awards for Gala honorees
The Plaza Ballroom where the festivities were held this year
Attendees mingle at the reception
From left: Honoree David M. Cote (Honeywell); Honoree David T. Seaton (Fluor); Honoree Stephen F. Angel (Praxair); June Wispelwey (AIChE Executive Director); Phillip Westmoreland (2013 AIChE President); Raj L. Gupta (Avantor, Gala Chair)
From left: Honorees Seaton and Angel
From left: Raj Gupta (Gala Chair); Honoree David Cote (Honeywell)
A few of the students from Univ. of Texas at Austin who appeared in the AIChE Foundation film "Ethically Speaking" -- From left: Matthew Ferris, Renee Rodriguez, Ellen Wagner
AIChE Young Professionals. From left: Thang Ho, Sarah Ewing, Elizabeth Guenther, Meagan Lewis, Kate Gawel
Newly elected AIChE Treasurer (2014-2016) E. Dennis Griffith (at left) receives congratulations from outgoing treasurer Andre Da Costa