Edition:
United States

Praxair Inc (PX)

PX on New York Consolidated

132.27USD
24 May 2017
Change (% chg)

$2.30 (+1.77%)
Prev Close
$129.97
Open
$130.02
Day's High
$133.68
Day's Low
$129.41
Volume
2,263,111
Avg. Vol
1,388,725
52-wk High
$133.68
52-wk Low
$106.31

Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Stephen Angel

61 2007 Chairman of the Board, President, Chief Executive Officer

Matthew White

44 2014 Chief Financial Officer, Senior Vice President

Eduardo Menezes

53 2012 Executive Vice President

Scott Telesz

49 2012 Executive Vice President

Anne Roby

52 2014 Senior Vice President

Guillermo Bichara

42 2015 Vice President, General Counsel, Corporate Secretary

Kelcey Hoyt

47 2016 Vice President, Controller

Robert Wood

63 2013 Lead Independent Director

Oscar Bernardes

70 2010 Independent Director

Nance Dicciani

69 2008 Independent Director

Edward Galante

66 2007 Independent Director

Raymond LeBoeuf

70 1997 Independent Director

Larry McVay

69 2008 Independent Director

Martin Richenhagen

64 2015 Independent Director

Wayne Smith

71 2001 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Stephen Angel

Mr. Stephen F. Angel is the Chairman of the Board, President, Chief Executive Officer of the Company. Before becoming the Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Angel served as President and Chief Operating Officer from March to December 2006, and as Executive Vice President from 2001 to March 2006. Prior to joining Praxair in 2001, Mr. Angel spent 22 years in a variety of management positions with General Electric. Mr. Angel is a director of PPG Industries, Inc. where he serves on the Officers-Directors Compensation Committee, and is the Chairman of the Technology and Environment Committee. He is also a member of the executive committee of The Business Council, co-chairs the U.S. - Brazil CEO Forum, a member of the Board of the U.S. - China Business Council and its Nominating Committee.

Matthew White

Mr. Matthew J. White is Chief Financial Officer, Senior Vice President of Praxair Inc. Prior to this, Mr. White was President of Praxair Canada from 2011-2014. Mr. White joined Praxair in 2004 as finance director of Praxair’s largest business unit, North American Industrial Gases. In 2008, he became Vice President and Controller of Praxair, then was named Vice President and Treasurer in 2010. Before joining Praxair, Mr. White was vice president, finance, at Fisher Scientific and before that he held various financial positions, including group controller, at GenTek, a manufacturing and performance chemicals company.

Eduardo Menezes

Mr. Eduardo F. Menezes is Executive Vice President of Praxair Inc. He oversees Praxair’s businesses in Asia, Europe, Mexico, and South America. From 2010 to March 2011, he was a Vice President of Praxair with responsibility for the North American Industrial Gases business. From 2007 to 2010, he was President of Praxair Europe. He served as Managing Director of Praxair’s business in Mexico from 2004 to 2007, as Vice President and General Manager for Praxair Distribution, Inc. from 2003 to 2004 and as Vice President, U.S. West Region, for North American Industrial Gases, from 2000 to 2003.

Scott Telesz

Mr. Scott E. Telesz is Executive Vice President of Praxair Inc. He is responsible for Praxair’s U.S. atmospheric gases businesses, and it’s business in Canada, Praxair Distribution, Praxair Surface Technologies, and Helium-Rare Gases. Before joining Praxair in 2010, he was a Vice President from 2007 to 2010 of SABIC Innovative Plastics, a major division of Riyadh-based Saudi Basic Industries Corporation, a global manufacturer of chemicals, fertilizers, plastics and metals. From 1998 to 2007, he held a variety of general management positions with General Electric, and from 1989 to 1998, Mr. Telesz held several positions, including Engagement Manager, in the United States and Australia, with McKinsey & Company.

Anne Roby

Dr. Anne K. Roby is Senior Vice President of Praxair Inc. She is responsible for Global Supply Systems, R&D, Global Market Development, Global Operations Excellence, Global Procurement, Sustainability and Safety, Health and Environment. From 2011-2013, she served as President of Praxair Asia, responsible for Praxair’s industrial gases business in China, India, South Korea and Thailand as well as the electronics market globally. In 2010, Dr. Roby became President of Praxair Electronics, after having served as Vice President, Global Sales, for Praxair from 2009-2010. Prior to this, she was Vice President of the U.S. South Region from 2006-2009. Dr. Roby joined Praxair in 1991 as a development associate in the Company’s R&D organization and was promoted to other positions of increasing responsibility.

Guillermo Bichara

Mr. Guillermo Bichara is the Vice President, General Counsel, Corporate Secretary of Praxair, Inc. Prior to this, from 2013-2014, he was Associate General Counsel and Assistant Secretary. From 2011-2013, Mr. Bichara served as Associate General Counsel with responsibility for Praxair Europe, Praxair Mexico and corporate transactions. He was Vice President and General Counsel of Praxair Asia from 2007-2011, and joined Praxair in 2006 as director of legal affairs at Praxair Mexico. Prior to joining Praxair, Mr. Bichara served as corporate counsel at CEMEX, Mexico's global leader in the building materials industry, and was a foreign associate and counsel, respectively, at the law firms of Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom and White & Case.

Kelcey Hoyt

Ms. Kelcey E. Hoyt is Vice President, Controller of the Company. Prior to becoming Controller, she served as Praxair’s Director of Investor Relations since 2010. She joined Praxair in 2002 and served as Director of Corporate Accounting and SEC Reporting through 2008, and later served as Controller for various divisions within Praxair’s North American Industrial Gas business. Previously, she had five years of experience in audit at KPMG, LLP. She is a certified public accountant.

Robert Wood

Mr. Robert L. Wood is Lead Independent Director of the Company. He is Former Chairman, President & Chief Executive Officer of Chemtura Corporation (a specialty chemicals company) from 2004 to 2008. Prior to joining Chemtura, Mr. Wood served in various senior management positions at Dow Chemical Company, most recently as business group president for Thermosets and Dow Automotive, from November 2000. Mr. Wood has been Praxair’s Lead Director since January 1, 2013. Mr. Wood is a director of MRC Global Inc. (where he serves as Chairman of the Compensation Committee and a member of the Governance Committee), and a director of Univar Inc. (where he serves on the Audit Committee). During the past five years, Mr. Wood was also a director of Jarden Corporation (where he served on the Nominating and Policies Committee and was Chairman of the Audit Committee). He has served as Chairman of the American Plastics Council and the American Chemistry Council, and is a member of the United States Olympic Committee.

Oscar Bernardes

Mr. Oscar De Paula Bernardes is an Independent Director of the Company. He is Managing partner at Yguapora Consultoria e Empreendimentos Ltda. in São Paulo, Brazil, a consulting and investment firm. From 2003 to 2010, he was a managing partner at Integra Assessoria em Negocios Ltda. in São Paulo, Brazil, a consulting firm specializing in financial restructuring, governance and interim management in turnaround situations. From 1997 to 1999, he was Chief Executive Officer of Bunge International, a leading global agribusiness and food company. Prior to joining Bunge, he was Senior Vice President and Managing Partner for Latin America with Booz Allen and Hamilton, Inc. and prior to that, operations director in Brazil for Ferro Corporation. Mr. Bernardes is a director of three public companies in Brazil: DASA Laboratorios da America SA, Localiza Rent A Car S.A. (where he is Chairman of the Audit Committee), and Marcopolo S.A. During the past five years, he was also a director of Gerdau S.A., Metalurgica Gerdau S.A., Johnson Electric Holdings Ltd. in Hong Kong, and São Paulo Alpargatas S.A. He is also on the advisory board of Amerys, Johnson Electric and a Board Member of Votorantim Participacoes and OMINI, both private companies.

Nance Dicciani

Dr. Nance K. Dicciani Ph.D., is an Independent Director of the Company. She is Former President & Chief Executive Officer of Honeywell Specialty Materials, a strategic business group of Honeywell International, Inc., from 2001 until her retirement in 2008. Dr. Dicciani joined Honeywell from Rohm and Haas Company where she was Senior Vice President and Business Group Executive of Chemical Specialties and Director of the European Region, responsible for business strategy and worldwide operations of five business units and for the company’s operations and infrastructure in Europe, the Middle East and Africa. Previously, she served as Rohm and Haas’ Vice President and General Manager of the Petroleum Chemicals division and headed the company’s worldwide Monomers business. In 2006, President George W. Bush appointed Dr. Dicciani to the President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology. She has served on the Board of Directors and Executive Committee of the American Chemistry Council and has chaired its Research Committee. She currently serves on the Board of Directors of AgroFresh Solutions, Inc. (where she serves as non-executive Chair and a member of the Compensation Committee). Dr. Dicciani also serves on the Board of Directors of Halliburton Company (where she serves on the Audit, and the Health, Safety and Environment Committees), LyondellBasell Industries (where she serves on the Finance, and the Health, Safety and Environmental Committees), and on the Board of Trustees of Villanova University. During the past five years, Dr. Dicciani also served on the Board of Directors of Rockwood Holdings, Inc. (where she was the Lead Director and served on the Compensation Committee and was the Chairperson of the Corporate Governance and Nominating Committee).

Edward Galante

Mr. Edward G. Galante is an Independent Director of the Company. He is Former Senior Vice President and a member of the Management Committee of ExxonMobil Corporation from 2001 until his retirement in 2006. His principal responsibilities included the worldwide downstream business - Refining & Supply, Fuels Marketing, Lubricants and Specialties, and Research and Engineering. Immediately prior to that, Mr. Galante was Executive Vice President of ExxonMobil Chemical Company. Mr. Galante is the Lead Independent director of Celanese Corporation (where he serves on the Compensation and Management Development Committee and the Environmental, Health, Safety and Public Policy Committee), a director of Clean Harbors, Inc. (where he is Chairman of the Corporate Governance Committee and serves on the Compensation Committee), and a director of Tesoro Corporation (where he serves on the Compensation Committee and the Environmental, Health, Safety and Security Committee). He also serves on the Board of the United Way Foundation of Metropolitan Dallas, and is the Vice Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Northeastern University. During the past five years, Mr. Galante also served on the Board of Directors of Foster Wheeler Ltd. (where he served on the Audit Committee and was the Chairman of the Compensation and Executive Development Committee).

Raymond LeBoeuf

Mr. Raymond W. LeBoeuf is an Independent Director of the Company. He is Former Chairman & Chief Executive Officer of PPG Industries, Inc. (principally a manufacturer of coatings) from 1997 to 2005. From 1995 to 1997, Mr. LeBoeuf served as President & Chief Operating Officer of PPG Industries, Inc. and was elected a director in 1995. From 1988-1994, he was the Chief Financial Officer of PPG. Mr. LeBoeuf is a director of MassMutual Financial Group (where he serves on the Audit Committee and is the Chairman of the Human Resources Committee).

Larry McVay

Mr. Larry D. McVay is an Independent Director of the Company. He is Principal of Edgewater Energy, LLC, an oil and gas industry investment firm. Mr. McVay served as the Chief Operating Officer of TNK-BP Holding from 2003 until his retirement in 2006. TNK-BP Holding, based in Moscow, Russia, was a vertically integrated oil company that was 50%-owned by BP PLC. Mr. McVay’s responsibilities at TNK-BP included executive leadership for the upstream, downstream, oil field services, technology and supply chain management. He previously served as Technology Vice President — Operations and Vice President of Health Safety Environment for BP’s Exploration and Production operations from 2000 to 2003. Prior to joining BP, Mr. McVay held numerous positions at Amoco, including engineering management and senior operating leadership positions. Mr. McVay is a director of Callon Petroleum Company (where he serves on the Audit Committee, the Compensation Committee, the Nominating and Governance Committee and is the Chairman of the Strategic Planning and Reserves Committee) and Chicago Bridge & Iron Company (where he serves on the Audit Committee, the Strategic Initiatives Committee and is the Chairman of the Corporate Governance Committee).

Martin Richenhagen

Mr. Martin H. Richenhagen is Independent Director of the Company. He was President and Chief Executive Officer of AGCO Corporation, a global manufacturer and distributor of agricultural equipment, since 2004, and Chairman of the Board of Directors since 2006. From 2003 -2004, Mr. Richenhagen was Executive Vice President of Forbo International SA, a flooring material company headquartered in Switzerland. He also served as Group President for CLAAS KgaA mbH, a global agricultural equipment manufacturer and distributor headquartered in Germany, from 1998 – 2002. Mr. Richenhagen was the Senior Executive Vice President for Schindler Deutschland Holdings GmbH in Germany, a worldwide manufacturer and distributor of elevators and escalators, from 1995 – 1998. Mr. Richenhagen is a director of PPG Industries, Inc., a leading coatings and specialty products and services company (where he is Chairman of the Audit Committee and serves on the Officers-Directors Compensation Committee). He is the Chairman of the German American Chambers of Commerce of the United States, and he is a member of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors. Mr. Richenhagen has served as Chairman of the Board of the Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) and is a Life Honorary Director of AEM.

Wayne Smith

Mr. Wayne T. Smith is an Independent Director of the Company. He is Chairman, President & Chief Executive Officer of Community Health Systems, Inc. (a hospital and healthcare services company) since 2001. In 1997, Mr. Smith was elected President and then Chief Executive Officer and a director of Community Health Systems, Inc. Prior to joining Community Health Systems, he served as Chief Operating Officer, President, and a director of Humana Inc. Mr. Smith is a trustee of Auburn University, and is a trustee and the past Chairman of the Federation of American Hospitals.

Basic Compensation

Name Fiscal Year Total

Stephen Angel

13,037,100

Matthew White

2,901,920

Eduardo Menezes

4,491,850

Scott Telesz

2,939,950

Anne Roby

3,000,660

Guillermo Bichara

--

Kelcey Hoyt

--

Robert Wood

315,667

Oscar Bernardes

275,667

Nance Dicciani

305,667

Edward Galante

290,667

Raymond LeBoeuf

290,667

Larry McVay

304,667

Martin Richenhagen

275,667

Wayne Smith

275,667
As Of  30 Dec 2016