Vice President, Environment, Health, Safety & Quality
and Corporate Chief Engineer
Joseph M. Pietrantonio is vice president, Environment, Health, Safety & Quality (EHS&Q), and Corporate Chief Engineer at Air Products. He is responsible for managing technical risks at a corporate level, and cultivating and developing technical skills and careers at Air Products.
Mr. Pietrantonio joined Air Products in 1982 as a participant in the company’s Career Development Program. His early career was spent in the area of non-cryogenic separation technologies, where he held project management and product development positions. In 1990 Mr. Pietrantonio joined the Air Separation equipment sales group and was responsible for sales in northern Asia, primarily in Japan, Korea, Taiwan and China. Mr. Pietrantonio then joined the North American Standard Plants business area, where he managed the onsite business for General Industries, and later included the tonnage Metals business. In 1999 he moved to Global Engineering as product supply team manager, Generated Gases.
In 2002 Mr. Pietrantonio transferred to Hersham, England, where he was named general manager, European Engineering and Manufacturing, and the following year was appointed vice president, Global EngineeringEurope. He later returned to the U.S. and was appointed vice president, Global Operations–Americas, in 2004 and vice president, Global Operations, in 2007, where he managed the company’s plant operations and distribution network.
Mr. Pietrantonio holds both B.S. and M.S. degrees in chemical engineering from Lehigh University. He attended Stanford’s Executive Program in 2007 and holds two U.S. patents.
Mr. Pietrantonio is a member of the Compressed Gas Association’s Standard Council and serves on the board of trustees for the Manufacturers Alliance/MAPI. He also is a member of the advisory committee for the U.S. Council on Competitiveness. In his community, Mr. Pietrantonio serves on the boards of trustees for the Da Vinci Science Center and ArtsQuest, a local arts organization.
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