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NACME Welcomes Air Products to its Board of Directors

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NACME Welcomes Air Products to its Board of Directors

White Plains. N.Y. — The National Action Council for Minorities in Engineering, Inc., (NACME) is pleased to announce the addition of another company to its already illustrious roster of companies serving on its Board of Directors.

“At our semi-annual meeting in early June, Air Products joined NACME’s Board of Directors,” said NACME President and CEO Dr. Irving Pressley McPhail. “Since our founding, NACME has been guided by the goal of building an engineering workforce that looks like America. Air Products is a perfect complement to our board as they share this vision. With more than 20,000 employees across 50 countries, Air Products has made diversity & inclusion a core value.”

Founded in 1940, Air Products has built a reputation for its innovative culture, operational excellence and commitment to safety and environment. In 2014, the company had annual sales of $10.4 billion.

“Over more than four decades, NACME has built an impressive track record of creating pathways of opportunities for African American, Latino and American Indian engineers” said Thomas E. Mutchler, Air Products’ Vice President for Global Engineering and Manufacturing. “From its efforts in pre-engineering for middle and high school students, through the numerous scholarships it distributes to make engineering degrees possible, NACME has been a leader in this effort. We are excited to join the Board of Directors of this esteemed organization.”



Thomas E. Mutchler
Vice President Global Engineering and Manufacturing
Air Products and Chemicals, Inc.

About NACME: Since its inception in 1974, NACME has stayed true to its mission: To ensure American competitiveness in a flat world by leading and supporting the national effort to expand U.S. capability through increasing the number of successful African American, American Indian and Latino young women and men in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education and careers.

NACME Scholars hold leadership positions in industry, medicine, law education and government. With funding from corporate, foundation, and individual donors, NACME has supported more than 24,000 students with more than $142 million in scholarships and support, and currently has more than 1,300 scholars at 51 partner institutions across the country. NACME is also implementing a middle school through workforce entry strategy to increase the proportion of underrepresented minority students in STEM disciplines.

About Air Products and Chemicals Inc.: Air Products and Chemicals Inc. (NYSE:APD) is a leading industrial gases company. For nearly 75 years, the company has provided atmospheric, process and specialty gases, and related equipment to manufacturing markets including metals, food and beverage, refining and petrochemical, and natural gas liquefaction. Air Products’ materials technologies segment serves the semiconductor, polyurethanes, cleaning and coatings, and adhesives industries. Over 20,000 employees in 50 countries are working to make Air Products the world’s safest and best performing industrial gases company, providing sustainable offerings and excellent service to all customers. In fiscal 2014, Air Products had sales of $10.4 billion and was ranked number 276 on the Fortune 500 annual list of public companies. For more information, visit




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