David J. Taylor is vice president, Energy-from-Waste, at Air Products. Mr. Taylor has overall responsibility for the company’s Tees Valley Energy-from-Waste facilities—two of the world’s largest renewable energy facilities using advanced plasma gasification energy-from-waste technology—currently under construction near Billingham (U.K.).
Mr. Taylor joined Air Products in 1980 as a participant in the company’s Career Development Program and held a variety of commercial positions within the Process Gas Division. From 1988-1995 he held management positions within the company’s Environmental and Energy Systems Division, where he was involved with the development of large energy projects. In 1995 Mr. Taylor transferred to Air Products Singapore Pte Ltd as general manager, where he started-up the company’s industrial gas business in Singapore. He returned to the U.S. in 2000 as global commercial director–amines for the Industrial Chemicals Division and was appointed vice president and general manager of the Division in 2002. Mr. Taylor was named vice president, large ASU (air separation units) businesses, in 2003, and in 2005 he was appointed vice president, Energy Businesses.
Mr. Taylor holds both a B.S. degree in chemical engineering and economics and an M.S. degree in industrial administration from Carnegie Mellon University. He also completed a Management Development Course at the University of Chicago in 1994.
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