Air Products 2013 Chairman's Award of Excellence Presented to Steve Auvil

  Air Products 2013 Chairman's Award of Excellence Presented to Steve Auvil

PR Newswire

LEHIGH VALLEY, Pa., Nov. 25, 2013

LEHIGH VALLEY, Pa., Nov. 25, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Dr. Steven Auvil of Air
Products (NYSE: APD) was joined by family, colleagues and the company's
chairman recently at a dinner honoring him as the recipient of the 2013
Chairman's Award of Excellence.

Auvil received the award for his extraordinary work around Air Products' core
technologies -- including membrane systems, adsorption systems and cryogenics
-- and key technologies in specialty materials. In addition, his mentoring and
leadership of the next generation Air Products technologists was also cited as
a key contribution.

"Steve's contributions to our bottom line, his work as an Air Products Fellow,
his technical contributions and legacy, and his unyielding commitment to the
career development of others make him an ideal recipient of this year's
Chairman's Award," said John McGlade, chairman, president and chief executive
officer of 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. Auvil 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," which translates as "To Cleave the Sky."

Auvil recently retired from Air Products after more than 30 years with the
company and lives in Macungie, Pa., with his wife, Jane.

About Air Products
Air Products (NYSE: APD) provides atmospheric, process and specialty gases;
performance materials; equipment; and technology. For over 70 years, the
company has enabled customers to become more productive, energy efficient and
sustainable. Recognized as one of the world's most innovative companies by
both Thomson Reuters and Forbes magazine, more than 20,000 employees in over
50 countries supply effective solutions to the energy, environment and
emerging markets. These include semiconductor materials, refinery hydrogen,
coal gasification, natural gas liquefaction, and advanced coatings and
adhesives. In fiscal 2013, Air Products had sales of $10.2 billion. For more
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