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Dr. Charles Hegedus 

Research Material Scientist - Air Products

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Dr. Hegedus has worked in the Performance Materials Division at Air Products and Chemicals in Allentown, PA since 1993.  As a Research Material Scientist, he is responsible for research, product development, and applications development of specialty additives and polymers for coatings and other materials applications.  Prior to joining Air Products, Charlie was employed for 17 years at the Naval Air Development Center where he was Technical Leader of the Protective Coatings Group.  

Dr. Hegedus received his B.S. degree in Chemical Engineering and Ph.D. in Materials Engineering from Drexel University.  He has published over 70 technical papers and has been granted 21 patents.  He has received a number of industry awards, including the American Chemical Society Roy Tess Award, two FSCT Roon Awards as well as the United States EPA Administrator’s Award for Pollution Prevention.  Dr. Hegedus presented the FSCT’s Mattiello Lecture at the 2003 Coatings Show.  He serves as the Technical Editor for the American Coatings Association’s journal JCT CoatingsTech and is one of the Technical Editors for the Journal of Coatings Technology and Research.

Address:  7201 Hamilton Blvd., R3202
Allentown, PA 18195

Phone:  610-481-2225
Fax: 610-706-4799

Website: www.airproducts.com  

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Air Products at a Glance

We make the world more productive, energy efficient and sustainable.

Our strategy is: winning in energy, environmental and emerging markets; executing on innovation, integration and improvement; delivering on revenue, margin and return goals.

We supply industrial gases, performance materials, equipment and technology. We are the world’s largest supplier of hydrogen and helium and have built leading global supply positions in growth markets such as semiconductor materials, refinery hydrogen, coal gasification, natural gas liquefaction, and advanced coatings and adhesives. Our Chief Executive Officer is John McGlade.

Air Products by the Numbers

20,000 employees
72 years in business, headquartered in Allentown, PA
50 countries where we operate
600 production facilities
600 miles of industrial gas pipelines
5500 MRI magnets cooled with our helium
500 space shuttles launched with our hydrogen
130 hydrogen fueling stations in 19 countries

Financial Performance 2012

$10 billion revenue approximately
$1.5 billion operating income
$2 billion capital expenditures (excluding Indura), with $2 billion estimated for 2013 
30th consecutive year of dividend increases