2012 Gala Co-Chairs and Host Committee

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2012 Gala Co-Chairs

Monty Alger

Vice President and Chief Technology Officer, Air Products

Monty Alger joined Air Products in February 2007 as vice president and chief technology officer. n this position, he has oversight responsibility for the company’s R&D activities. In this position, he has oversight responsibility for the company’s R&D activities, as well as HRP (Human Resources Planning) accountability for the entire research community.

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Riley Bechtel

Chairman and CEO, Bechtel Group



Thomas Connelly 

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. 

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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.

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Andreas C. Kramvis

President & CEO—Honeywell Performance Materials and Technologies

Intimately familiar with key markets and economies around the world, Andreas has managed companies with global scope across five different industries. He is the author of a book titled “Transforming the Corporation: Running a Business in the 21st Century".

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Marvin O. Schlanger

Chairman, LyondellBasell

Marvin O. Schlanger is Chairman of the Supervisory Board of LyondellBasell Industries N.V., a $50 Billion global chemical producer and Chairman of the Board of CEVA Group, plc, a €7 Billion international logistics supplier. 

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S. Shariq Yosufzai

Vice President, Chevron

Shariq Yosufzai joined Chevron as a process engineer in 1975 and has worked throughout the company’s marketing businesses in positions of increasing responsibility that have taken him around the world. 

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2012 Gala Host Committee

Chair: James A. Trainham

  • Nada Anid
  • Antonia Bales
  • Maria K. Burka
  • William D. Byers
  • John F. Cirucci
  • Eduardo D. Glandt
  • Dennis Griffith
  • Deborah L. Grubbe
  • Dale L. Keairns
  • Mariola Kopcinski
  • Peter B. Lederman
  • James B. Porter
  • Wendy Young Reed
  • David A. Rosenthal
  • Warren D. Seider
  • Otis A. Shelton
  • Alfred E. Wechsler
  • Phillip R. Westmoreland
  • June C. Wispelwey

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