2015 AIChE Gala

AIChE Salutes Coprate Leaders for Leading the Way to a Safer World. 

AIChE’s 2015 Gala celebrated the 30th anniversary of its Center for Chemical Process Safety (CCPS). Honorees and their companies are being recognized for their distinguished leadership in advancing Process Safety in the workplace and protecting our communities. The 2015 Gala will raise funds for the Institute’s continued efforts to advance process safety knowledge and expertise of chemical engineering graduates worldwide so they are better prepared for the workforce. 

Enhancing undergraduate Process Safety education also is a core initiative of our Foundation’s Campaign for AIChE, “Doing a World of Good". Download the press release and see the 2015 Gala Host Committee

Leading the Way to a Safer World

  • Recognizing Excellence in Advancing Process Safety
  • Celebrating 30 Years of the Center for Chemical Process Safety
  • Supporting Global Expansion of Undergraduate Process Safety Education


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...

Andrew N. Liveris

Chairman & Chief Executive Officer, The Dow Chemical Company

Andrew N. Liveris is Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of The Dow Chemical Company, a global technology company focused on developing innovative solutions at the intersections of the physical, materials, polymer and biological sciences with 2014 annual sales of more than $58 billion.

Mark J. Costa

Chairman & Chief Executive Officer , Eastman Chemical Company

Mark J. Costa is Chief Executive Officer of Eastman Chemical Company and Chairman of the company’s Board of Directors. The fourth CEO in Eastman’s 20-year history as a public company, Mark has been instrumental in developing the strategies and strengthening the capabilities that have...

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...

Jim Fitterling

Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Dow

Jim Fitterling is the chairman and chief executive officer of Dow, a global materials science company with 2020 sales of approximately $39 billion.

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 &...

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...

John Televantos

Senior Partner, Arsenal Capital Partners

John Televantos is a Senior Partner at Arsenal Capital Partners, a private equity firm focused on the Specialty Industrial and Healthcare sectors.

S.Shariq Yosufzai & Brian James

Vice President, Global Diversity (Retired), Chevron Corporation

Doing a World of Good Medal

The Doing a World of Good Medal will be presented to S. Shariq Yosufzai for his outstanding leadership in creating a more equitable, diverse and inclusive profession. The Doing a World of Good Medal recognizes the achievements of an engineer whose work has had a positive impact on society and the world.