2013 AIChE Gala

November 21, 2013

AIChE’s 2013 Awards Gala was held on Thursday, November 21, at The Plaza in New York City. This year’s gala centered on the theme, “Recognizing Excellence in Engineering Ethics.” AIChE honored 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 companies have established strong reputations for ethical engineering and business practices, and their leaders exemplify a personal commitment to ethics and integrity. Raj Gupta, Senior Advisor to New Mountain Capital and Executive Chairman of Avantor Performance Materials, hosted the evening as gala chair.

This gala built awareness for the centrality and importance of ethics in engineering education and real-world practice. Funds raised will underwrite the continued expansion of ethics awareness and training in chemical engineering undergraduate education and life-long learning.

See Gala Press Release.

Inspiring and Empowering Women in Engineering

Recognizing companies and their leaders for inspiring and empowering women in engineering.

Funds raised will underwrite the expansion of women’s leadership programs, improve pre-college STEM education for girls and advance retention programs for women engineering undergraduates, graduate students, and young professionals.


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...

David T. Seaton

Chairman and CEO, Fluor Corporation

David Seaton is the chairman and chief executive officer of Fluor Corporation, one of the largest publicly held engineering and construction companies in the world.  He was named Fluor's CEO and joined its board of directors in February of 2011.  In February 2012, he was elected...

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.

Gala Dinner Chairs: 

S. Shariq Yosufzai

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.

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.

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).