Juan Pelaez was named director of Investor Relations for Praxair, Inc. in 2016. He will manage the company's relationship with the financial community, maintaining constructive dialogue and working with the businesses to develop information that provides perspective on Praxair's business strategies.
Pelaez joined Praxair in Colombia in 2000, and has served in various management and financial roles in South America, including finance director and internal audit director. He was named vice president of finance, procurement and IT for Praxair Mexico in 2011. Prior to that, he served as general director for Praxair Puerto Rico and the Caribbean. Before joining Praxair, he served as finance administration manager at G2 Seismic Ltd. in Bogota, Colombia. Pelaez holds a business administration degree from CESA in Bogota and completed the Executive Development Program at The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.
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.