AIChE Gala Honorees & Dinner Chairs

Honoring

Rex W. Tillerson

Chairman, Chief Executive Officer, ExxonMobil

A native of Wichita Falls, Texas, Rex Tillerson earned a bachelor of science degree in civil engineering at the University of Texas at Austin before joining Exxon Company, U.S.A. in 1975 as a production engineer.

In 1989, he became general manager of Exxon Company U.S.A.’s central...

Gala Dinner Chairs

Neil A. Chapman

Neil A. Chapman is President of ExxonMobil Chemical Company in Houston, Texas.

Before his appointment January 1, 2015, he was senior vice president of the company’s global polymers businesses, a position he held since 2011. He served as executive assistant to the Chairman of Exxon Mobil...

James (Jim) R. Fitterling

James (Jim) R. Fitterling is Vice Chairman, Business Operations of The Dow Chemical Company.

As a member of Dow’s most senior leadership, Fitterling has played a key role in developing and executing Dow’s strategy to invest in a market-driven portfolio of advantaged and technology-...

Mark K. Cox

Senior Vice President, Chief Manufacturing and Engineering Officer, Eastman Chemical Company

Mark K. Cox is Senior Vice President, Chief Manufacturing and Engineering Officer for Eastman Chemical Company.

Mark has responsibility for Eastman's global manufacturing, engineering and construction operations. He was previously Vice President, Worldwide Engineering & Construction,...

Thomas M. Hayes

Corporate Vice President, Operations, Cargill

Tom Hayes serves as corporate vice president of global operations at Cargill, a provider of food, agriculture, financial and industrial products. In this role he is responsible for Environment, Health and Safety and Plant Operations across Cargill’s 1,500 diverse locations in 67 countries....

Andreas C. Kramvis

Vice Chairman, Honeywell International

Andreas C. Kramvis was appointed Vice Chairman of Honeywell International in 2014. Previously he was President and Chief Executive Officer of Honeywell Performance Materials and Technologies, one of the Strategic Business Groups in Honeywell. Before that position he was President and CEO of...

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.;...

S. Shariq Yosufzai

S. Shariq Yosufzai is Vice President, Global Diversity, Ombuds and University Partnerships and Association Relations (UPAR), Chevron Corporation, a position he has held since 2013. He is responsible for Chevron’s diversity, inclusion (D&I), and Ombuds functions, and oversees the...

Honoring

Patricia A. Woertz

Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Archer Daniels Midland Company
Patricia A. Woertz is chairman of the board of directors and chief executive officer of Archer Daniels Midland Company. She joined ADM as CEO and president in April 2006.

Gala Dinner Chairs

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.;...

Todd A. Werpy

Dr. Todd Werpy is senior vice president, Research & Development, for Archer Daniels Midland Company. In this role, he has responsibility for all corporate research and development functions, including overseeing ADM’s efforts to expand its product portfolio and strengthening research...

S. Shariq Yosufzai

S. Shariq Yosufzai is Vice President, Global Diversity, Ombuds and University Partnerships and Association Relations (UPAR), Chevron Corporation, a position he has held since 2013. He is responsible for Chevron’s diversity, inclusion (D&I), and Ombuds functions, and oversees the...

Karen A. Fletcher

Karen A. Fletcher is vice president of DuPont Engineering, Facilities Services & Real Estate and Chief Engineer. She joined DuPont in 1982 in the Engineering Field Program and was assigned to Parkersburg, W.Va., as an engineer in Teflon® research and development.

From 1982-1990,...

Honoring

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...

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...

S. Shariq Yosufzai

S. Shariq Yosufzai is Vice President, Global Diversity, Ombuds and University Partnerships and Association Relations (UPAR), Chevron Corporation, a position he has held since 2013. He is responsible for Chevron’s diversity, inclusion (D&I), and Ombuds functions, and oversees the...

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).

Honoring

John S. Watson

Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Chevron

John S. Watson is chairman of the board and chief executive officer of Chevron Corporation, a position he has held since 2010.

Previously Watson served as vice chairman of the board from 2009 to 2010 and was responsible for business development; mergers and acquisitions; strategic planning...

Gala Dinner Chairs

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.

Monty M. Alger

Director, Penn State Institute for Natural Gas Research and Professor of Chemical Engineering

Monty Alger is the Director of the Penn State Institute for Natural Gas Research and Professor of Chemical Engineering. Prior to Penn State, he was vice president and chief technology officer with Air Products and Chemicals, Inc. responsible for R&D.

He worked 23 years at General...

Thomas M. Connelly, Jr.

Executive Vice President & Chief Innovation Officer, DuPont

Thomas M. Connelly, Jr. is Executive Vice President and Chief Innovation Officer of DuPont, and a member of the company's Office of the Chief Executive. He has responsibility for Applied BioSciences, Nutrition & Health, Performance Polymers, and Packaging & Industrial Polymers businesses...

Emil Jacobs

Vice President of R&D, ExxonMobil Research and Engineering

In 1978, Emil joined Exxon Research and Engineering Company (ER&E) as a research engineer at their development laboratory in Baytown, Texas.  He held various technical positions in synthetic fuels and petroleum processing R&D. He also had assignments as site operations manager and leader...

Andreas C. Kramvis

Vice Chairman, Honeywell International

Andreas C. Kramvis was appointed Vice Chairman of Honeywell International in 2014. Previously he was President and Chief Executive Officer of Honeywell Performance Materials and Technologies, one of the Strategic Business Groups in Honeywell. Before that position he was President and CEO of...

Marvin O. Schlanger

Marvin O. Schlanger is Chairman of the Board and former CEO of CEVA Group, plc, a $9 Billion international logistics supplier and is a principal in the firm of Cherry Hill Chemical Investments, LLC, which provides management services and capital to the chemical and allied industries.

S. Shariq Yosufzai

S. Shariq Yosufzai is Vice President, Global Diversity, Ombuds and University Partnerships and Association Relations (UPAR), Chevron Corporation, a position he has held since 2013. He is responsible for Chevron’s diversity, inclusion (D&I), and Ombuds functions, and oversees the...

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Marvin O. Schlanger

Marvin O. Schlanger is Chairman of the Board and former CEO of CEVA Group, plc, a $9 Billion international logistics supplier and is a principal in the firm of Cherry Hill Chemical Investments, LLC, which provides management services and capital to the chemical and allied industries.

Gala Dinner Chairs

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.;...

Monty M. Alger

Director, Penn State Institute for Natural Gas Research and Professor of Chemical Engineering

Monty Alger is the Director of the Penn State Institute for Natural Gas Research and Professor of Chemical Engineering. Prior to Penn State, he was vice president and chief technology officer with Air Products and Chemicals, Inc. responsible for R&D.

He worked 23 years at General...

S. Shariq Yosufzai

S. Shariq Yosufzai is Vice President, Global Diversity, Ombuds and University Partnerships and Association Relations (UPAR), Chevron Corporation, a position he has held since 2013. He is responsible for Chevron’s diversity, inclusion (D&I), and Ombuds functions, and oversees the...