John D. Stanley was appointed senior vice president, general counsel and chief administrative officer in February 2013. He is responsible for the company’s Law, Corporate Secretary, Human Resources, Information Technology, Global Business Support Services, Mergers and Acquisitions, Communications, and Government Relations functions. He also serves as the company’s chief compliance officer and is a member of the Corporate Executive Committee.
Mr. Stanley joined Air Products in 1988 as an attorney in the Law Group. He has represented various commercial and functional organizations, including the Corporate Development Office (merger and acquisition activities), Performance Materials, Metals Tonnage, and Human Resources. In 1997 Mr. Stanley became group counsel to the Chemicals Group and in 2000 took on the additional responsibilities of senior mergers and acquisitions lawyer for the Law Group. In 2004 he assumed the position of assistant general counsel, corporate and commercial, with responsibility for the overall management and delivery of legal services from the Law Group’s corporate and commercial section in the Americas. In 2007 Mr. Stanley’s role expanded to include legal activities in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa, and he assumed the title of assistant general counsel, Americas and Europe. He was appointed senior vice president and general counsel in 2009, with oversight for the company’s Law, Corporate Secretary, and Government Relations functions, and assumed responsibility for Human Resources and Communications in 2012.
Mr. Stanley was born in 1958 in Frankfurt, Germany. He received a B.A. degree in history from Lafayette College in 1980 and a law degree from the University of Pennsylvania in 1983. Prior to joining Air Products, Mr Stanley served a federal judicial clerkship with the Honorable Norma Shapiro and practiced employment law at Drinker, Biddle and Reath in Philadelphia.
Mr. Stanley is a member of the board of trustees of DeSales University, Lehigh Valley Health Network, and the Community Music School Endowment Fund, as well as the board of directors of the Lehigh Valley Partnership. He is also a member of the American Bar Association Sections of Antitrust, Business, and Labor and Employment Law.