Matthew J. White

Matthew J. White

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Matthew J. White

Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer Praxair, Inc.

Matt White was appointed senior vice president and chief financial officer of Praxair, Inc. in 2014. 

White joined Praxair in 2004 as finance director of Praxair’s largest business unit, North American Industrial Gases. In 2008, he became vice president and controller of Praxair, Inc., then was named vice president and treasurer in 2010. In 2011, White was named president of Praxair Canada. Before joining Praxair, White was vice president, finance, at Fisher Scientific and before that he held various financial positions, including group controller, at GenTek, a manufacturing and performance chemicals company. 

White earned a bachelor of science degree in industrial engineering from Penn State University and a master’s degree in business administration-finance from the University of Delaware. He is a certified public accountant and a CFA charterholder. 

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.