Vice President, Environment, Health, Safety & Quality
and Corporate Chief Engineer
Joseph M. Pietrantonio was appointed vice president, Environment, Health, Safety & Quality (EHS&Q), and Corporate Chief Engineer in February 2012. 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 Engineering-Europe.
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 was born in 1959 in Woodbury, N.J. He received B.S. and M.S. degrees in chemical engineering from Lehigh University in 1982 and 1986, respectively. 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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