Director, Project Execution
Rita joined Air Products in 1996 as part of the Company’s Career Development Program. As part of this program, Rita has held various positions of increasing responsibility in Manufacturing, Plant Process Operations and Project Management.
For the first 16 years of her career, Rita worked as a Project Manager in various Engineering Divisions within Air Products; primarily in sale of equipment projects in Asia and Latin America. Rita has extensive global experience leading projects in Chile, Peru, Mexico, Korea and USA. She also completed an international assignment in the UK focusing on projects in Europe and South Africa.
During 2015-2017, Rita held the role of Manager, Project Management and Development Team, with Air Products’ Americas Project Execution center where she had execution/performance accountability for a project stack of $220MM and development of project execution team members.
In her current role, Rita is on an international assignment as the Project Execution Director of Air Products’ India Region Project Execution Center based in Pune. As the Project Execution Director, Rita is responsible for the buildout in local capabilities in all Project Execution functions – Project Management, Project Controls, Construction and Start-up.
Rita holds a Masters degree in Chemical Engineering from Cornell University, New York.