People: Praxair Inc (PX)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Stephen Angel

58 2007 Chairman of the Board, President, Chief Executive Officer

Matthew White

41 2014 Chief Financial Officer, Senior Vice President

Eduardo Menezes

50 2012 Executive Vice President

Scott Telesz

46 2012 Executive Vice President

Anne Roby

49 2014 Senior Vice President

Marc Franciosa

2013 Chief Information Officer, Vice President

Guillermo Bichara

2015 Vice President, General Counsel, Corporate Secretary

Elizabeth Hirsch

60 2010 Vice President, Controller

Sally Savoia

58 2011 Vice President - Human Resources

Robert Wood

60 2013 Independent Presiding Director

Oscar Bernardes

67 2010 Independent Director

Nance Dicciani

66 2008 Independent Director

Edward Galante

63 2007 Independent Director

Claire Gargalli

71 2012 Independent Director

Ira Hall

69 2004 Independent Director

Raymond LeBoeuf

67 1997 Independent Director

Larry McVay

66 2008 Independent Director

Wayne Smith

68 2001 Independent Director

Kelcey Hoyt

Director - Investor Relations

Biographies

Name Description

Stephen Angel

Mr. Stephen F. Angel is Chairman of the Board, President, Chief Executive Officer of Praxair Inc. Before becoming the Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Angel served as President & 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 Compensation Committee and the Technology and Environment Committee). He is also a member of The Business Council and the U.S. — Brazil CEO Forum and is a former director of the American Chemistry Council and the U.S. — China Business Council.

Matthew White

Mr. Matthew J. White has been appointed as Chief Financial Officer, Senior Vice President of Praxair Inc, effective January 1, 2014. From 2011 through 2013 he was President of Praxair Canada. 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, Inc. , and then was named Vice President and Treasurer in 2010. Before joining Praxair, he was vice president finance, at Fisher Scientific and before that 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 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, Praxair Canada and Praxair Surface Technologies. 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

Ms. Anne K. Roby has been appointed as Senior Vice President of Praxair Inc., effective January 1, 2014. Since 2011, Anne Roby has been 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. Roby joined Praxair in 1991 as a development associate in the company's R&D organization. She became global marketing manager for chemicals and refining in 1996 and moved to Houston in 1999 to become a pipeline sales and business manager in the North American Industrial Gases business unit. She was named area director in 2004, responsible for commercial activities related to both pipeline and merchant atmospheric products. In 2006, she became vice president of the U.S. South Region, responsible for Praxair's business in a seven-state area that includes many of Praxair's major chemicals and refining customers. She was appointed vice president, global sales for Praxair, Inc. in 2009. In 2010, Roby became president of Praxair Electronics, with global responsibility for products, services and technologies supplied to the semiconductor, flat panel display, LED and solar industries. Roby earned a bachelor's degree from Villanova University and a doctorate in chemical engineering from the University of Delaware. She holds four patents for industrial gas applications and serves as president of the Asia Industrial Gases Association.

Marc Franciosa

Mr. Marc A. Franciosa is Chief Information Officer, Vice President of Praxair Inc. He is responsible for global information technology services. Franciosa joined Praxair in 2008 as director of global enterprise resource planning deployments in the Information Technology Services department. He was named director of business solutions in 2009. Before joining Praxair, Franciosa spent 14 years with the Linde Group of Germany and the former BOC. During that time, he held increasingly responsible management positions in the U.S., South Africa, Australia and the United Kingdom. He managed the global information systems integration following the Linde/BOC merger. Prior to that, he was manager of information systems and materials resource planning for Armstrong International. Franciosa holds a bachelor of science degree in mechanical engineering from Villanova University. The company produces, sells and distributes atmospheric, process and specialty gases, and high-performance surface coatings. Praxair products, services and technologies are making the company planet more productive by bringing efficiency and environmental benefits to a wide variety of industries, including aerospace, chemicals, food and beverage, electronics, energy, healthcare, manufacturing, metals and many others.

Guillermo Bichara

Guillermo Bichara is Vice President, General Counsel, Corporate Secretary of Praxair, Inc. effective January1, 2015. Bichara joined Praxair in 2006 as director of legal affairs at Praxair Mexico. One year later, he was named vice president and general counsel of Praxair Asia, a position he held for four years. In 2011, he was named associate general counsel with responsibility for Praxair Europe and Praxair Mexico. In 2013, Bichara was promoted to associate general counsel & assistant secretary. Prior to joining Praxair, he was corporate counsel at CEMEX, Mexico’s global leader in the building materials industry, and was a foreign associate and counsel, respectively, at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom and White & Case. Bichara holds a law degree from the Instituto Tecnologico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey and master of laws (LL.M.) degree in international legal studies from New York University, and is admitted to practice in New York and Mexico.

Elizabeth Hirsch

Ms. Elizabeth T. Hirsch is Vice President, Controller of Praxair Inc. Prior to becoming Controller, she served as Praxair’s Director of Investor Relations since 2002 and as Vice President of Investor Relations since October 2010. She joined Praxair in 1995 as Director of Corporate Finance and later served as Assistant Treasurer. Previously, she had fifteen years of experience in corporate banking, primarily at Manufacturers Hanover Trust Company.

Sally Savoia

Ms. Sally A. Savoia is Vice President - Human Resources of Praxair Inc. She joined Praxair in 1981, holding positions in marketing, operations and quality before being named business manager, merchant gases, North America, in 1989. In 1993, she was named associate director, Investor Relations, and the following year became director of Praxair’s worldwide re-engineering and quality programs. She was named vice president and general manager, Helium and Rare gases, in 1996 and became vice president, Healthcare, in 1998.

Robert Wood

Mr. Robert L. Wood is Independent Presiding Director of Praxair Inc. 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 Executive Session Presiding Director since January 1, 2013. Mr. Wood is also a director of Jarden Corporation (where he serves on the Nominating and Policies Committee and is Chairman of the Audit Committee), and has served as Chairman of the American Plastics Council. He was also Chairman of the American Chemistry Council.

Oscar Bernardes

Mr. Oscar De Paula Bernardes is Independent Director of Praxair Inc. 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 five companies in Brazil: Localiza Rent A Car S.A. (where he is Chairman of the Audit Committee), Marcopolo S.A., Suzano Papel e Celulose S.A., Gerdau S.A./Metalúrgica Gerdau S.A., and DASA Laboratorios da America SA. During the past five years, he was also a director of Johnson Electric Holdings Ltd. in Hong Kong, and São Paulo Alpargatas S.A. He is also on the advisory Board of Alcoa Latin America, Vanguarda Agro, Amerys, and Johnson Electric and a Board Member of OMINI, a private company.

Nance Dicciani

Dr. Nance K. Dicciani is Independent Director of Praxair Inc. 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 Halliburton Company (where she serves on the Audit and the Health, Safety and Environment Committees), Rockwood Holdings, Inc. (where she is the Lead Director and serves on the Compensation Committee and is the Chairman of the Corporate Governance and Nominating Committee), and LyondellBasell Industries (where she serves on the Audit, and the Health, Safety and Environment Committees), and on the Board of Trustees of Villanova University.

Edward Galante

Mr. Edward G. Galante is Independent Director of Praxair Inc. 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 a director of Foster Wheeler Ltd. (where he serves on the Audit Committee and is the Chairman of the Compensation and Executive Development Committee), a director of Clean Harbors, Inc. (where he is Chairman of the Corporate Governance Committee) and a director of Celanese Corporation (where he serves on the Audit Committee and the Environmental, Health, Safety and Public Policy Committee). He also serves on the Boards of Junior Achievement Worldwide, the United Way Foundation of Metropolitan Dallas and the United Way of Metropolitan Dallas, and is the Vice Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Northeastern University. He also is an Executive in Residence in Northeastern’s College of Business Administration.

Claire Gargalli

Ms. Claire W. Gargalli is Independent Director of Praxair Inc. She is Former Vice Chairman, Diversified Search Companies (executive search consultants) from 1990 to 1998. Ms. Gargalli was the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Equibank, and Chairman of Liberty Bank, in each case from 1984-1990. Ms. Gargalli was Praxair’s Executive Session Presiding Director from 2008-2012. Ms. Gargalli is a director of Baker Hughes, Inc. (where she serves on the Finance Committee and the Compensation Committee). She is also a trustee emeritus of both Carnegie Mellon University and Middlebury College. During the past five years Ms. Gargalli was also a director of Virginia National Bank, Intermec, Inc. and UNOVA, Inc. (where she served on the Audit Committee). She also has served on the Audit Committee of Western Atlas, Inc.

Ira Hall

Mr. Ira D. Hall is Independent Director of Praxair Inc. He is Former President & Chief Executive Officer of Utendahl Capital Management, L.P. (an asset management company) from 2002 through 2004. From 1999 to 2001, Mr. Hall served as Treasurer of Texaco Inc., and from 1998 to 1999, he was General Manager, Alliance Management of Texaco Inc. Prior to joining Texaco, Mr. Hall held several positions with International Business Machines. Mr. Hall is a Board member and Assistant Treasurer of the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami Dade County, Florida. He is the past Chairman of the Board of the Executive Leadership Council, and he is a trustee emeritus of Stanford University. During 2012, he completed twenty years of service on the board of the Jackie Robinson Foundation, during part of which he also served as Treasurer. During 2010, he completed twelve years of service on the Dean’s Advisory Council of the Stanford Graduate School of Business. During the past five years, he was also a director of Ameriprise Financial Inc., and The Pepsi Bottling Group Inc. (during which he served as Chairman of the Compensation Committee, a member of the Audit Committee and Chairman of the Board’s Special Committee to evaluate and negotiate the price, terms and conditions of the sale of Pepsi Bottling Group Inc. to PepsiCo.).

Raymond LeBoeuf

Mr. Raymond W. LeBoeuf is Independent Director of Praxair Inc. He is Former Chairman & Chief Executive Officer of PPG Industries, Inc. (a diversified manufacturer of coatings, glass and chemicals) 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 the Human Resources Committee (Chairman)).

Larry McVay

Mr. Larry D. McVay is Independent Director of Praxair Inc. He is Principal of Edgewater Energy, LLC, an energy industry oil and gas 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, is a vertically integrated oil company 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 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). He is also a member of the Dean’s Council of Texas Tech University’s Engineering School.

Wayne Smith

Mr. Wayne T. Smith is Independent Director of Praxair Inc. 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 former director of Citadel Broadcasting Corporation (where he served on the Audit Committee and the Compensation Committee), a trustee of Auburn University, and is a trustee, and the past Chairman of the Federation of American Hospitals.

Kelcey Hoyt

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