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2017 AIChE Gala

December 6, 2017
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Inspiring The Next Generation of Chemical Engineers

The 2017 AIChE Gala will recognize companies and their leaders for their work inspiring the next generation.

Funds raised will support the expansion of the Institute’s programs to diversify, strengthen and retain undergraduate engineering students and to engage with, and improve pre-college STEM education.


Bhavesh (Bob) V. Patel

Chief Executive Officer and Chairman, Management Board, LyondellBasell

Bhavesh V. (Bob) Patel is chief executive officer and chairman of the management board of LyondellBasell, one of the largest plastics, chemicals and refining companies in the world. Mr. Patel assumed this position January 2015.

Mr. Patel first joined LyondellBasell in March...

Doing a World of Good Medal


Jim R. Fitterling

The inaugural Doing a World of Good Medal will be presented to President and Chief Operating Officer of the Dow Chemical Company.

The Medal honors significant work towards benefiting future generations of chemical engineers via The Doing a World of Good Campaign.

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Gala Dinner Chairs: 

John Y. Televantos

Partner, Arsenal Capital Partners

John Y. 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

Vice President, Global Diversity, Chevron Corporation

S. Shariq Yosufzai is Vice President for Global Diversity, Ombuds, and University Affairs of 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 company’s strategic partnerships with...

Gavin P. Towler

Vice President and Chief Technology Officer, Honeywell Performance Materials and Technologies

Dr. Gavin Towler is the Vice President and Chief Technology Officer of Honeywell Performance Materials Technologies (PMT).  PMT is a global leader in providing customers with high-performance specialty materials, process technologies and materials for petroleum refining, petrochemical production...