People: Air Products and Chemicals Inc (APD)
19 Dec 2013
Mr. Guillermo Novo has been appointed as Senior Vice President, General Manager - Electronics, Performance Materials, Strategy and Technology of Air Products & Chemicals, Inc., effective September 14, 2012. Novo joins Air Products from the Dow Chemical Company where he has most recently served as group vice president, Dow Coating Materials, a specialty chemicals business. He began his career with Rohm and Haas in 1986 and over the next 24 years (Rohm and Haas merged with Dow in 2009) progressed through a variety of commercial, marketing, and general management positions, living in South America, the U.S., and Asia. Prior to this recent position, Novo served as vice president for its Polyurethane business. He was named vice president and worldwide director, Process Chemicals and Biocides, in 2006. In this position, Novo was a corporate officer for Rohm and Haas and one of five group executives on their corporate leadership team responsible for driving the overall strategy for the company. Prior to that, he was appointed vice president and worldwide director, Consumer and Industrial Specialties Businesses, in 2002, and vice president of the Latin America region, along with other roles in sales, marketing, and finance. Novo graduated from the University of Central Florida with a B.S. degree in Industrial Engineering in 1984 and earned an MBA from the University of Michigan in 1986.
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