Melissa Schaeffer is vice president, Finance—GEMTE, Americas, Middle East, and India. This role includes financial responsibility for the Americas, the company's largest reporting segment, and accountability for financial controllership, financial planning, and analysis-based decision support of the Technology, Engineering, Project Execution, Procurement, Manufacturing, Construction and Start-up functions, as well as Equipment Sales and Plant Support, Liquefied Natural Gas technology and equipment, PRISM® Membrane Systems, Gardner Cryogenics and Rotoflow businesses.
Ms. Schaeffer joined Air Products in June 2016 as vice president, chief audit executive, where she was responsible for leading the company’s Audit team and for executing risk-based global internal audits, with quarterly reviews to the Audit Committee; executing proactive compliance monitoring activities; leading all internal investigations pertaining to potential fraud, regulatory or compliance-related infractions; and the Sarbanes Oxley (SOX) compliance program.
Prior to joining Air Products, Ms. Schaeffer held the position of global director, Internal Audit, at Trinseo. She was also employed for 10 years at Ernst & Young and prior to that was employed by Siemens, where she participated in a finance leadership development program.
Ms. Schaeffer holds a degree in Finance and Accounting from Indiana University and an MBA from Villanova University.