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Past Event: 6/24/21
31st Annual Fête & 2021 Global Leadership Award
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Pascal Vinet
Chief Executive Officer

      Vice President      

Thursday, June 24th, 2021

7:00 pm - 8:30 pm EDT

Virtual & Interactive via Zoom

From the Comfort and Safety of Your Home

Over 100 FACC Members and guests joined us for the 31st Annual Fête to honor , Pascal Vinet, Chief Executive Officer of Airgas and Vice President, Air Liquide Group, and the 2021 Global Leadership Award Honoree.

During the program guests enjoyed a Savencia Apéro Gift Box and a complimentary Gift Bag featuring beverages and goodies.


Merci Infiniment to Our Distinguished Sponsors!

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Many Thanks to Our  Fabulous Supporters

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Meet Our Guest of Honor and
2021 Global Leadership Award Recipient

Pascal Vinet

Chief Executive Officer
Airgas, an Air Liquide company

Vice President
Air Liquide Group
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Before joining Air Liquide in 1986, Pascal Vinet worked for NASA in Cleveland, Ohio.

In 2016, he was appointed Chief Executive Officer of Airgas.

In his 30 years with Air Liquide, Pascal Vinet has held diverse positions in many different geographies, including CEO of Air Liquide Australia from 1995 to 1998, COO of the French Industrial Merchant activities from 1998 to 1999, Vice President for Research & Development from 1999 to 2002, and President of the U.S. Industrial Merchant activities from 2002 to 2005.

From 2005 to 2009 he served as Strategic Control Vice President in charge of Group corporate functions (Operations Control, Strategic Planning, Procurement, IT). Between 2010 and 2016, Pascal Vinet served as Vice President supervising operations worldwide for Air Liquide Healthcare.

Pascal Vinet’s educational background is in engineering and physics.

He has been a member of the Executive Committee since 2011.


Airgas, an Air Liquide company, is a leading U.S. supplier of industrial, medical and specialty gases, as well as hardgoods and related products; one of the largest U.S. suppliers of safety products; and a leading U.S. supplier of ammonia products and process chemicals.

Dedicated to improving the performance of its more than 1 million customers, Airgas safely and reliably provides products, services and expertise through its more than 18,500 associates, over 1,400 locations, robust e-Business platform, and Airgas Total Access® telesales channel.

As an Air Liquide company, a world leader in gases, technology and services for Industry and Health, Airgas offers customers an unrivaled global footprint and industry leading technology and innovations.

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A world leader in gases, technologies and services for Industry and Health, Air Liquide is present in 78 countries with approximately 64,500 employees and serves more than 3.8 million customers and patients. Oxygen, nitrogen and hydrogen are essential small molecules for life, matter and energy. They embody Air Liquide’s scientific territory and have been at the core of the company’s activities since its creation in 1902.


Air Liquide’s ambition is to be a leader in its industry, deliver long term performance and contribute to sustainability - with a strong commitment to climate change and energy transition at the heart of its strategy. The company’s customer-centric transformation strategy aims at profitable, regular and responsible growth over the long term. It relies on operational excellence, selective investments, open innovation and a network organization implemented by the Group worldwide. Through the commitment and inventiveness of its people, Air Liquide leverages energy and environment transition, changes in healthcare and digitization, and delivers greater value to all its stakeholders.


Air Liquide’s revenue amounted to more than 20 billion euros in 2020. Air Liquide is listed on the Euronext Paris stock exchange (compartment A) and belongs to the CAC 40, EURO STOXX 50 and FTSE4Good indexes.

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Previous Fête Honorees

2020      Pierre-André de Chalendar, Chairman & CEO, Saint-Gobain Group

2019       Nicholas Siciliano, Ph.D., CEO, & Benjamin Pascal, MBA, CBO, Co-Founders, Invisible Sentinel, A bioMérieux Company

2018       Heiner Markhoff, Chief Executive Officer, SUEZ - Water Technologies & Solutions

2017       Jérôme Wallut, President, Alstom North America

2016       Hervé Hoppenot, President and Chief Executive Officer, Incyte Corporation

2015       Arnaud Vaissié, Co-founder, Chairman & Chief Executive Officer, International SOS; Chair, CCI France International

2014       Dikembe Mutombo, NBA Legend & Humanitarian

2013       Tom Connelly, Chief Innovation Officer, DuPont

2012       Pierre Brondeau, President, Chief Executive Officer & Chairman of the Board, FMC Corporation

2011        Jean-Pierre Clamadieu, Chairman & Chief Executive Officer, Rhodia S.A. (now Solvay)

2010       Frank Baldino, Jr., Ph.D., Founder, Chairman & Chief Executive Officer, Cephalon Inc. (now  Teva)

2009       Raj L. Gupta, Chairman & Chief Executive Officer, Rohm & Haas Company (now Dow Advanced Materials)

2008       Pierre Dufour, President & Chief Executive Officer, American Air Liquide; Sr. Exec. VP & Director, Air Liquide SA

2007       Jean-François Phelizon, President & Chief Executive Officer, Saint-Gobain Corp.; SVP, Compagnie de Saint-Gobain

2006       Stephen K. Green, Group Chairman, HSBC Holdings plc

2005       Jean-François Dehecq, Chairman & CEO, Sanofi-Aventis Group

2004       Bernard Poussot, President, Wyeth Pharmaceuticals (now Pfizer)

2003       His Excellency Jean-David Levitte, Ambassador of France to the United States

2002       Jean-Pierre Loubinoux, Chairman and CEO, SNCF International

2001       Leonard A. Lauder, Chairman, The Estée Lauder Companies Inc.

2000      Robert Venturi & Denise Scott Brown, Architects & City Planners

1999       Anne d’Harnoncourt, CEO, & Joseph Rishel, Curator, Philadelphia Museum of Art/Rodin Museum
1998       Bruno Bonduelle, Chair & CEO, Groupe Bonduelle; President, Lille/Nord-Pas de Calais Development
1997       Jean-Pierre Garnier, President & COO, SmithKlineBeecham (now GSK)
1996       Jean-Daniel Tordjman, Ambassador at Large for Int’l. Investment, Invest in France Mission
1995       Pierre Salinger, Consultant, Author, Journalist; Press Secretary to Presidents Kennedy and Johnson

1994       Serge Bellanger, President, FACC National & NY Chapter; EVP & General Manager, CIC, NY

1993       Madame Georges Pompidou, First Lady of France; Champion of the Elderly & Handicapped
1992       Jean-Daniel Tordjman, Minister Economic & Commercial Affairs, Embassy of France, Washington, DC
1991       His Excellency Jacques Andréani, Ambassador of France to the United States

1990      Bernard D. Azoulay, Chief Operating Officer, Elf Atochem North America, Inc. (now Arkema)

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