Stephen F. Angel

Stephen F. Angel

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Stephen F. Angel

Chairman, President & Chief Executive Officer 

Steve Angel is chairman, president and CEO of Praxair, Inc., a Fortune 250, $11 billion industrial gases company of 27,000 employees operating in over 50 countries. He became chairman in May 2007 and has been president and chief executive officer since January 2007.

Angel joined Praxair in 2001 as executive vice president, responsible for Praxair's businesses in North America, Europe and Asia, as well as for Healthcare.  He was named president and chief operating officer in February 2006.

Prior to joining Praxair, Angel spent 22 years in a variety of management positions with General Electric.

Angel serves on the board of directors of PPG Industries (where he serves on the Officers-Directors Compensation Committee and is Chairman of the Technology and Environment Committee) and the U.S.-China Business Council.  He is a member of the executive committee of The Business Council and serves on the U.S.-Brazil CEO Forum.