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For Immediate Release

Contact: David Jwanier, media relations associate, 610-740-3790

Air Products’ Lynn C. Minella to Give Ninth Annual

Women in Business Lecture at Cedar Crest College, Receive Award

Allentown, Pa. (Feb. 26, 2010)—Lynn C. Minella, senior V.P. of human resources and communications at Air Products and Chemicals, Inc., will lecture and receive the ninth annual Cedar Crest College Women in Business Award on Wednesday, March 24, 7 p.m. in Oberkotter Center for Health and Wellness, Room 1.

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Minella will present a lecture titled, “Women as Leaders in a Changing World.” She joined Air Products, which has its international headquarters in Allentown, in January 2004 as vice president of human resources and was named to her current position in October 2007. She is responsible for human resources globally, which includes talent management, learning, diversity, organization development, health and wellness, rewards and benefits, and HR operations. She oversees corporate communications and is a member of the company’s corporate executive committee.

Before joining Air Products, Minella spent 22 years at IBM, where she served in a variety of HR leadership positions. She was born in Lexington, Ky., and earned a bachelor of science degree in industrial relations and labor relations in 1981 from Cornell University. Minella serves on the board of trustees for Cedar Crest College and the advisory board at Cornell University’s Center for Advanced Human Resource Studies.

In receiving the Cedar Crest College Women in Business Award, Minella joins a distinguished group of past honorees including Shelley Brown, president and CEO of the State Theatre Center for the Arts in Easton, Pa.; Mimi Griffin, former ESPN commentator and owner/operator of MSG Promotions; Elaine Thompson, president of Lankenau Hospital and former executive vice president and chief operating officer of St. Luke’s Hospital and Health Network; Cynthia Fricke Wollman, vice president of new business development at CRW Graphics; Sandy Solman, founder, president and CEO of Sweet Street Desserts; Susan Hunt, former publisher and CEO of The Morning Call; Ruth Spira, co-founder of Lutron Electronics; and Lisa Jane Scheller, president and CEO of Silberline Manufacturing Company, Inc.

The Women in Business program at Cedar Crest College is underwritten through a sponsorship by “More than Money with Gene Dickison.” Following the Women and Business lecture, a reception will be held in Harmon Hall of Peace, located in the Miller Family Building on campus. Admission is free, but reservations are required. For information or to make a reservation, call the Cedar Crest College special events hotline at 610-740-3791.

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