Ben Glazer was named President, Praxair Mexico and Central America in 2014. In 2012, Ben was director, executive staff, where he supported the office of the CEO by planning and optimizing the CEO’s schedule, providing coordination and support to the CEO’s direct reports and executing critical agenda items on behalf of the CEO. He oversaw the CapEx approval process, participated in the annual strategic planning process and assisted with the preparation and execution of the Board of Director meetings.
Glazer joined Praxair in 2002 as an associate in the Treasury Department and subsequently served as a financial analyst with the North American Industrial Gases business unit. In 2004, he became the controller for Praxair Services, Inc., followed by an assignment as general manager of the Asset Integrity Division of a Praxair subsidiary in Houston that serves the refining and chemical markets. In 2006, Glazer transferred to Praxair Electronics as managing director of the advanced components business. Two years later he was named global business manager for rare gases and assumed responsibility for helium in 2009.
Prior to joining Praxair, Glazer was a captain in the U.S. Air Force. He holds a bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering from the United States Air Force Academy, a master's degree in mechanical engineering from Northeastern University and a master's degree in business administration from Cornell University.
Praxair, Inc., a Fortune 300 company with 2016 sales of $11 billion, is a leading industrial gas company in North and South America and one of the largest worldwide. The company produces, sells and distributes atmospheric, process and specialty gases, and high-performance surface coatings. Praxair products, services and technologies are making our 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, primary metals and many others.