Josue Lee was named President, Praxair Mexico and Central America in 2017. He is responsible for the growth, profitability, and return on capital of Praxair’s business in Mexico and Central America.
Lee joined Praxair Mexico in 1986. He became director of Medical and Specialty Gases in 1996 then moved on to director of Merchant Gases in 1998 and director of Packaged Gases in 2002. Lee was named executive director of Hispanic Countries for White Martins in 2007 and became vice president, Merchant, CO2 and Central America in 2009.
Lee holds a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from the Universidad Iberoamericana in Mexico and master’s degrees in business administration from Tecnológico de Monterrey in Mexico and Columbia University in New York.
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 2017 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.