People: Air Products and Chemicals Inc (APD)
6 Dec 2013
Mr. Matthew H. Paul has been appointed as Independent Director of Air Products and Chemicals, Inc., effective September 25, 2013. Mr. Paull was senior executive vice president and chief financial officer of McDonald’s Corporation (NYSE: MCD) from 2001 until he retired from that position in 2008. Prior to joining McDonald's in 1993, he was a partner at Ernst & Young where he managed a variety of financial practices during his 18-year career and consulted with many multinational corporations. He was until recently the lead independent director of Best Buy Co. (NYSE: BBY) and chairman of the Board’s Finance Committee. Mr. Paull currently serves as a director of KapStone Paper and Packaging Corporation (NYSE: KS) and WMS Industries Inc. (NYSE: WMS) and as a member of the Advisory Board of Pershing Square Capital Management, L.P. He also served as an advisory council member for the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago. He holds a Master's degree in Accounting and a B.A. degree from the University of Illinois.
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