David B. Lewis

David B. Lewis

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David B. Lewis

General Auditor Praxair, Inc.

David Lewis was named general auditor for Praxair, Inc. in 2009. He oversees the internal audit and security groups worldwide and has a reporting obligation to Praxair’s Audit Committee.

Lewis joined Praxair in 1998 as director, corporate finance, in the Treasury Department and has held increasingly responsible positions in finance, internal audit and security. From 2007 to 2009 he also served as Praxair’s Chief Compliance Officer. Previously, he held managerial roles at several multinational banking institutions and a public accounting firm.

Lewis holds a bachelor’s degree in political science from Colgate University and a master’s degree in business administration from New York University. He is a certified public accountant.

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.