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News ReleaseAir Products 2010 Chairman’s Award of Excellence Presented to Sang Lee

Process Engineering Expert Recognized for R&D Leadership in Generated Gases

November 03, 2010 Lehigh Valley, Pa.

Sang Lee of Air Products (NYSE: APD) was joined by family, friends, co-workers and the company chairman at a dinner last week honoring his selection as the 2010 recipient of the Chairman’s Award of Excellence. Chairman and CEO John McGlade lauded Lee for his leadership and innovation in adsorption-based air separation technology, contributing to sales of nearly half a billion dollars during his 20-year tenure with the company. Lee is an Allentown, Pa.-based process engineering manager in Air Products’ Generated Gases business, who has been instrumental in developing the company’s growing onsite generated gas supply systems in the U.S., Korea and China. He is recognized as one of the world’s leading technologists in this area with six U.S. patents and three pending.

“Sang has actively promoted and advanced the innovation process in our company,” McGlade said. “He is valued for his perspective, skill, energy and results. Sang is a true ambassador for Air Products who believes in our people, technology, teamwork and a customer-focused approach. We’re proud to have him on our team, and we thank him for his great contributions to Air Products.”

The Chairman's Award for Excellence was established in 1988 to honor significant contributions of employees towards the realization of corporate goals. Winners are selected by the chairman based on nominations proposed by a committee comprised of senior company officials. Lee received $75,000 in cash and company stock, and was presented with a sculpture symbolizing the technology for air separation engraved with the Latin title Caelum Aratro Findimus, translated as “To Cleave the Sky.”

A native of Korea, Lee, his wife Youn and two children reside in Breinigsville, Pa.

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 2010 revenues of $9 billion, operations in over 40 countries, and 18,300 employees around the globe. For more information, visit

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