Daniel H. Yankowski

Daniel H. Yankowski

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Daniel H. Yankowski

President, Praxair Europe

Dan Yankowski was appointed president of Praxair Europe in 2014. He is responsible for the growth, profitability and return on capital of Praxair’s business in Belgium, Germany, Italy, Portugal, Russia, Scandinavia, Netherlands and Spain. Praxair also conducts business in Eastern Europe through joint ventures.

Yankowski began his career with the company as a plant engineer in 1980. Following assignments in production and customer service, he was named plant manager in Alabama in 1989. Two years later he became on-site business/sales manager in Houston, Texas, and in 1995 was named project business manager in the Equipment and Engineering Services group in Tonawanda, New York. He transferred to Rio de Janeiro as executive director, engineering, in 1996, and assumed the position of vice president, global process gases, back in Tonawanda in 1998. Following an assignment as global vice president, Chemicals and Refining, he was named vice president, South Region, for North American Industrial Gases in 2000. In 2005 he became vice president, Global Supply Systems. In 2009 Yankowski became president of Praxair’s Global Hydrogen business where he was responsible for worldwide business development, supply system competitiveness, project engineering and construction, and operational excellence.

Yankowski holds a bachelor of science degree in mechanical engineering from Pennsylvania State University.

Praxair, Inc., a Fortune 300 company with 2015 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.