AIChE Gala will Spotlight Engineering Ethics, Nov. 21 in New York City

September 8, 2013

The issue of ethics as a critical catalyst for engineering excellence will be the focus when leaders from AIChE and from companies in the chemical process and related industries join together at the Institute’s 2013 Gala, to be held Thursday, Nov. 21, at The Plaza Hotel in New York, NY.

This year’s fundraising event will build awareness for the essential position of ethics in engineering education and real-world practice. Funds raised through the Gala will underwrite the continued expansion of ethical awareness and training in chemical engineering undergraduate education and lifelong learning.

Among the event’s highlights, the Gala will honor 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 corporate leaders will be recognized for exemplifying a personal commitment to ethics in their companies and business practices.

The Gala will be chaired by Raj L. Gupta, Chairman of Avantor Performance Materials and Senior Advisor at New Mountain Capital. He will be assisted by Gala Co-Chairs S. Shariq Yosufzai, Vice President for Global Diversity, Ombuds, and University Affairs at Chevron; and John Televantos, Partner at Arsenal Capital Partners.

Each fall, AIChE holds a gala that recognizes leaders from a variety of industries whose careers exemplify excellence in advancing chemical engineering. The Gala strengthens AIChE’s connection with industry leaders and builds support for important initiatives AIChE is undertaking on behalf of its members and the chemical engineering profession.

Last year’s fundraising Gala, held Nov. 28, 2012, in New York City, was attended by more than 250 people and raised $400,000 for the Institute’s sustainability initiatives, including programs aimed at developing sustainable technology practices and usable tools that promise to benefit the environmental performance of all companies.

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