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Praxair Inc. (PX)

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Praxair Inc.
39 Old Ridgebury Road
Danbury, CT 06810
United States - Map
Phone: 203-837-2000
Fax: 800-772-9985

Index Membership:N/A
Sector:Basic Materials
Industry:Chemicals - Major Diversified
Full Time Employees:27,560

Business Summary 

Praxair, Inc. produces, sells, and distributes atmospheric, process, and specialty gases, as well as surface coatings in North America, Europe, South America, and Asia. The company offers atmospheric gases, such as oxygen, nitrogen, argon, and rare gases; and process gases comprising carbon dioxide, helium, hydrogen, electronic gases, specialty gases, and acetylene. It also designs, engineers, and builds equipment that produces industrial gases; and manufactures precious metal and ceramic sputtering targets used primarily in the production of semiconductors. In addition, the company supplies wear-resistant and high-temperature corrosion-resistant metallic and ceramic coatings and powders to the aircraft, energy, printing, primary metals, petrochemical, textile, and other industries. Further, it provides electric arc, plasma, and high-velocity oxy-fuel equipment; and distributes hardgoods and welding equipment purchased from independent manufacturers. The company sells its products primarily through independent distributors. It serves various industries, such as healthcare, petroleum refining, computer-chip manufacturing, beverage carbonation, fiber-optics, steel making, aerospace, chemicals, and water treatment industries. The company was founded in 1907 and is headquartered in Danbury, Connecticut.

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Corporate Governance 
Praxair Inc.’s ISS Governance QuickScore as of Oct 1, 2014 is 5. The pillar scores are Audit: 1; Board: 6; Shareholder Rights: 7; Compensation: 3.
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Key Executives 
Mr. Stephen F. Angel , 58
Chairman, Chief Exec. Officer and Pres
Mr. James T. Breedlove , 66
Sr. VP, Gen. Counsel and Corp. Sec.
Mr. Eduardo F. Menezes , 51
Exec. VP and Pres of North American Industrial Gases
Mr. Scott E. Telesz , 46
Exec. VP
Mr. Matthew J. White , 42
Chief Financial Officer and Sr. VP
Amounts are as of Dec 31, 2013 and compensation values are for the last fiscal year ending on that date. Pay is salary, bonuses, etc.Exercised is the value of options exercised during the fiscal year.
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