David Strauss was appointed vice president and chief human resources officer of Praxair, Inc. in 2016.
Strauss joined Praxair in 1990 holding positions of increasing responsibility in the electronics materials business including general manager of North America, vice president of operations and managing director of Electronic Materials, a global business focused on manufacturing and selling high purity metals and ceramics to the electronics industry.
Most recently, he served as vice president of Safety, Health and Environment for Praxair, Inc. In this role, he focused on all aspects of health, environmental and FDA compliance, personal and process safety, while working closely with the Praxair business communities to achieve sustainable best in class results.
Strauss holds a bachelor of science degree in electrical engineering from Fairleigh Dickinson University, a bachelor of arts degree in psychology from Muhlenberg College, and a master’s degree from Columbia University in management science and industrial management.
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.