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Joseph H. McMakin


Joseph H. McMakin formed the consulting company ITMC, LLC in October 2003, following his retirement from Air Products and Chemicals, Inc.  ITMC specializes in improving IT management practices. McMakin joined Air Products and Chemicals, Inc. in 1975 after various manufacturing, engineering and sales assignments with DuPont, Stauffer Chemical Co., and IBM. He was named director of technology for Air Products' plastics division in 1979, and subsequently held the positions of director of marketing for the industrial chemicals division and business area manager for alkyl and specialty amines. In 1988, McMakin was named general manager of business development (M&A) for the chemicals group.  He was appointed general manager of performance chemicals in 1990 and vice president and general manager of the polyurethane and performance chemicals division in 1994.  In July 1996, he assumed the position of CIO for the company and was appointed to the internal management committee of the company. During his tenure as CIO, Air Products rose to a top 30 position in E-business rankings, and won the Gartner award in 2001 for continuous improvement.  With a staff of approximately 1000 professionals and global operations extending to over 30 countries, McMakin formulated and directed significant changes in infrastructure and application approaches, as well as in IT governance throughout the enterprise.  In 2002, McMakin was awarded the Gartner CIO Choice Award for Excellence in Information Technology.
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Joseph H. McMakin