David B. Lewis
David B. Lewis
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. is a leading industrial gas company in North and South America and one of the largest worldwide. With market capitalization of approximately $40 billion and 2016 sales of $11 billion, the company employs over 26,000 people globally and has been named to the Dow Jones® World Sustainability Index for 15 consecutive years. Praxair produces, sells and distributes atmospheric, process and specialty gases, and high-performance surface coatings. Our 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.