People: Praxair Inc (PX.N)
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.
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