Title and Description Page
Early Years 1
Born in Massachusetts. Raised in suburban Philadelphia. Experience in naval academy. First employment at Allis-Chalmers. Experience in U.S. Army. Marriage to Dorothy Hess.
Education and Early Career 3
Attending Lehigh University. Working at Allis-Chalmers. Interest in Air Products in Emmaus, Pennsylvania. Job as sales engineer with Air Products. Meets with Ed Donley.
Air Products & Chemical, Inc. 6
Personal goals at Air Products. Head of sales of oxygen plants for the chemical Industry. Competition with Union Carbide.
Higher Education 9
MBA degree from Lehigh. Thesis sent to Leonard Pool.
Air Products, England 10
Two year assignment in U.K. Starting of Air Products Europe. Business experiences overseas.
International Expansion of American Industry 16
Lessons of international expansion. Advantages of melding different experiences to create stronger companies.
Upper Management at Air Products 17
Executive vice presidency. Expansion into Canada. Presidency.
Importance of innovation at Air Products. Challenge of running innovative, multinational chemical company. Management techniques. Importance of risk taking. Environmental responsibility.
Final Reflections 30
Thoughts on the chemical industry.