Robert E. GadomskiFor his record of achievement in technology, business, manufacturing, and management, the Schools of Engineering are proud to present the Distinguished Engineering Alumnus Award to Robert E. Gadomski.
Group Vice President, Process Systems Group
Air Products and Chemicals, Inc.
BSChE '69, MSIA '70
Mr. Gadomski augmented his Purdue chemical engineering degree with a degree in industrial administration from the Krannert Graduate School in 1970. After this he joined Air Products and Chemicals, a major industrial gas and chemicals manufacturer. Mr. Gadomski is Group Vice President of the Process Systems Group, one of six major divisions of the corporation and its main industrial gas technology arm. During his Air Products career he has worked in accounting, sales, marketing, manufacturing, and general management, and his responsibilities have included production and maintenance; safety, health, and environmental compliance; and process, design, project, and construction engineering.
He was Vice President and General Manager of the Process Systems Group (1988-90), the Industrial Chemicals Division (1986-88), and the Chemicals Manufacturing Division (1983-86).
Advice to students:"Make sure to take some courses outside of engineering, and be sure you understand dollars and cents-the business side of your field."