Melissa Schaeffer is senior vice president and chief financial officer at Air Products. She has leadership responsibility for Air Products’ worldwide financial organization, including Controllership, Accounting, Treasury, Tax, Audit, and Shared Business Services.
Ms. Schaeffer joined Air Products in 2016 as vice president, chief audit executive, where she was responsible for leading the company’s Audit team, executing proactive compliance monitoring activities; leading investigations, and the Sarbanes Oxley (SOX) compliance program. In 2020 she was appointed vice president, Finance–GEMTE, Americas, Middle East, and India. This role included financial responsibility for the Americas, the company’s largest reporting segment, and accountability for financial controllership, financial planning, and analysis-based decision support of the Technology, Engineering, Project Execution, Procurement, Manufacturing, Construction and Start-up functions, as well as Equipment Sales and Plant Support, Liquefied Natural Gas technology and equipment, PRISM® Membrane Systems, Gardner Cryogenics, and Rotoflow businesses.
Prior to joining Air Products, Ms. Schaeffer held the position of global director, Internal Audit, at Trinseo. She was also employed for 10 years at Ernst & Young, and prior to that, was employed by Siemens, where she participated in a finance leadership development program.
Ms. Schaeffer holds a degree in Finance and Accounting from Indiana University and an MBA from Villanova University. She serves on the board of directors for Trane Technologies.