SESHA 2008 Speaker Biography

William R. Koch
Global Director of Process Safety Integrity, Air Products & Chemicals, Inc.

Mr. Koch has 32 years of engineering and technical experience at Air Products and has held numerous engineering management positions; including, Manager of Product Development/Advanced Separations Group, Manager of Liquid Bulk Engineering, Manager of Gas Systems Engineering and Manager of Hydrocarbon Engineering. He received his BSChE from Lafayette College (1968) and his MSChE from the University of Oklahoma (1972). His most recent promotion is to a position, newly created in response to the 9/11 incident, entitled, Global Director, Process Safety Integrity. In this new role, Mr. Koch is accountable for insuring that the company’s global operations and future designs are secure against acts of terrorism. He is also responsible for Air Products Global Crisis Management program and reports regularly to the company’s Environmental, Health and Safety Management Committee.