AIChE’s 2013 Awards Gala was held on Thursday, November 21, at The Plaza in New York City. This year’s gala centered on the theme, “Recognizing Excellence in Engineering Ethics.” AIChE honored 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 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.