June 17, 2009 Lehigh Valley, Pa.
Air Products (NYSE:APD) Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer Paul Huck was named Senior Financial Officer (SFO) of the Year by Chemical Week Magazine at their 14th Annual SFO Conference held last evening in New York City. Huck also was a keynote speaker at the conference, presenting on the topic, “The Role of a CFO in a Turbulent Economy.”
Chemical Week’s SFO of the Year award acknowledges the senior finance executive who has made an outstanding contribution to business in the chemical industry through vision and leadership, corporate reporting and performance, quality of communication to stakeholders, social responsibility, innovation and global competitiveness. A survey of Chemical Week editors and industry analysts chooses the winner.
“Analysts cited Paul Huck and Air Products for a commitment to capital discipline, the strength of the company’s balance sheet, and the quality of financial reporting and investor communication,” said Robert Westervelt, Chemical Week editor-in-chief.
“I am delighted to receive this honor from Chemical Week, which is a reflection of my entire team’s dedication and passion to deliver value for Air Products’ shareholders,” Huck said.
Air Products (NYSE:APD) serves customers in industrial, energy, technology and healthcare markets worldwide with a unique portfolio of atmospheric gases, process and specialty gases, performance materials, and equipment and services. Founded in 1940, Air Products has built leading positions in key growth markets such as semiconductor materials, refinery hydrogen, home healthcare services, natural gas liquefaction, and advanced coatings and adhesives. The company is recognized for its innovative culture, operational excellence and commitment to safety and the environment. Air Products had fiscal 2008 revenues of $10.4 billion, operations in over 40 countries, and 21,000 employees around the globe. For more information, visit www.airproducts.com.
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