2013 AIChE Gala

November 21, 2013

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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.

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David Cote

Chairman and CEO, Honeywell

Dave Cote is chairman and CEO of Honeywell, a $38 billion diversified technology and manufacturing leader, serving customers worldwide with aerospace products and services; control technologies for buildings, homes and industry; turbochargers; and performance materials. He was elected president...

David T. Seaton

Chairman and CEO, Fluor Corporation

David Seaton is the chairman and chief executive officer of Fluor Corporation, one of the largest publicly held engineering and construction companies in the world.  He was named Fluor's CEO and joined its board of directors in February of 2011.  In February 2012, he was elected chairman of the...

Stephen F. Angel

Chairman, President & Chief Executive Officer, Praxair, Inc.
Steve Angel is chairman, president and CEO of Praxair, Inc., an $11 billion industrial gases company of 27,000 employees operating in over 50 countries. He became chairman in May 2007 and has been president and chief executive officer since January 2007.
Gala Dinner Chairs: 

Raj Gupta

Chairman, Avantor Performance Materials, Senior Advisor, New Mountain Capital

Raj L. Gupta, Senior Advisor, joined New Mountain in 2009. From 1999 - 2009, Mr. Gupta was Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Rohm and Haas. Mr. Gupta held a variety of posts at the company beginning in 1971. He was elected a vice president of the company and was named director for the...

Shariq Yosufzai

S. Shariq Yosufzai is vice president for global diversity, ombuds, and university affairs of Chevron Corporation. Before assuming this role earlier in 2013, Yosufzai served as vice president, Chevron Corporation, supporting Chevron's CEO & chairman on the National Petroleum Council's...

John Televantos

Partner, Arsenal Capital Partners

John Televantos is a Partner at Arsenal Capital Partners, a middle market private equity firm focused on the specialty industrial, healthcare and specialty financial service sectors. Before joining Arsenal in 2006, Dr. Televantos was President of Aqualon Company, owned by Hercules, Inc.;...

Richard White

Chief Operating Officer and Interim CEO, Avantor
Richard White serves as Avantor's Chief Operating Officer and interim CEO. He joined the company in 2012 as executive vice president of operations, directing the company’s global efforts in manufacturing, logistics/supply chain, quality, procurement and EHS&S (environment, health, safety and security).