SESHA 2006 Speaker Biography

Mr. Joseph Pietrantonio
Vice President, Global Operations-Americas, Air Products

Joseph M. Pietrantonio joined Air Products in 1982 as a participant in the company’s Career Development Program and subsequently held various assignments in process engineering, development and project engineering. Mr. Pietrantonio’s early career was spent in the area of non-cryogenic separation technologies, where he held project management and product development positions. In 1990 he joined the Air Separation equipment sales group and was responsible for sales in northern Asia, primarily in Japan, Korea, Taiwan and China. Mr. Pietrantonio then joined the North American Standard Plants business area, where he managed the onsite business for General Industries, and later included the tonnage Metals business. In 1999 he moved to Global Engineering as product supply team manager, Generated Gases. In 2002 Mr. Pietrantonio transferred to Hersham, England, where he was named general manager, European Engineering and Manufacturing, and the following year was appointed vice president, Global Engineering−Europe. He assumed his current position in July 2004 in which he provides leadership to the company’s Gases, Chemicals and Electronics operating groups in the Americas. Mr. Pietrantonio was born in 1959 in Woodbury, New Jersey. He received B.S. and M.S. degrees in chemical engineering from Lehigh University in 1982 and 1986, respectively, and holds two U.S. patents. 8/2004