Kevin C. Foti

Kevin C. Foti

Kevin Foti

Kevin C. Foti

President, U.S. Industrial Gases

Kevin Foti was named president of Praxair’s U.S. Industrial Gases business in 2015. He is responsible for the growth, profitability, and return on capital of Praxair’s largest industrial gases business and for the continued growth and success of NuCO2, the leading provider of beverage carbonation systems in the United States. 

Since joining Praxair in 1983 as a sales applications engineer, Foti progressed through a variety of positions, including national product manager for carbon dioxide and global marketing manager for helium. He was named area sales director in 2000 and became vice president, U.S. North Region, in the Industrial Gases business in 2005. He then served as vice president of the U.S. East Region, covering 21 states in New England, the Mid-Atlantic and Southeast. Prior to his current role, Foti was president of the newly acquired NuCO2 and responsible for the successful integration and alignment with Praxair operations. During that time, Foti was also vice president of Praxair’s U.S. carbon dioxide business. 

Foti holds a bachelor's degree in chemical engineering from Manhattan College and a master's degree in finance from Pace University. 

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.