People: Air Products and Chemicals Inc (APD)
11 Dec 2013
Mr. Seifi Ghasemi has been appointed as Independent Director of Air Products and Chemicals, Inc., effective September 25, 2013. Mr. Ghasemi is currently chairman and chief executive officer of Rockwood Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: ROC), inorganic specialty chemicals and advanced materials businesses. Prior to joining Rockwood in 2001, he was with GKN plc, an $11 billion (revenues) global industrial company, where he served in various positions including chairman and CEO of GKN Sinter Metals and as a director of the Main Board of GKN plc. From 1979 to 1997, he was with The BOC Group, a global industrial gas company now part of Linde AG, where he held a variety of senior positions including president of BOC Gases, Americas and, from 1996-1997, served as a member of the BOC Group Board of Directors. He currently serves on the Board of Directors of EnerSys (NYSE: ENS), the industrial battery manufacturer in the world, and as chairman of the Supervisory Board of CeramTec GmbH, a manufacturer and developer of advanced ceramic components. He holds an M.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Stanford University and received his undergraduate degree from Abadan Institute of Technology.
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