People: Air Products and Chemicals Inc (APD)
7 Mar 2014
Mr. Lawrence S. Smith is Independent Director of the Company. He is the retired Executive Vice President and Co-Chief Financial Officer at Comcast Corporation, a provider of broadband cable networks, where he was responsible for all corporate development, internal reporting, external reporting, taxation, and other administrative matters at the firm. Before joining Comcast in 1988, Mr. Smith served as Chief Financial Officer at Advanta Corporation, a financial services corporation, and as a tax partner and head of the mergers and acquisitions practice at Arthur Andersen LLP. He has been recognized numerous times as a leading chief financial officer including being named among America’s Best Chief Financial Officers by Institutional Investor magazine in 2007, 2006, and 2004. Mr. Smith is also a director of TE Connectivity, Ltd., Preferred Sands, LLC, a privately-held owner-operated frac sand and proppant company, and Clemens Family Corporation, a privately-held provider of meat products and related services. He is a former director of GSI Commerce, Inc. His community activities have included a board position with Thomas Jefferson University. He received his Bachelor’s degree in Finance from Ithaca College.
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