Scott E. Telesz
Scott E. Telesz
Scott Telesz currently serves as executive vice president of Praxair, Inc., leading the company’s U.S. atmospheric gases businesses, Global Helium and Rare Gases, Praxair Canada, Praxair Distribution, Inc., and Praxair Surface Technologies.
In 2012, Telesz was named executive vice president of Praxair. Since joining the company in 2010 as senior vice president and a member of the executive leadership team, Telesz has led several businesses and functions, including U.S. Industrial Gases, Praxair Asia, Praxair Europe/Russia, Praxair Middle East, Strategic Planning and Global Procurement & Materials Management.
Prior to joining Praxair, Telesz was vice president of SABIC Innovative Plastics, a major division of Riyadh-based Saudi Basic Industries Corporation, a global manufacturer of chemicals, fertilizers, plastics and metals. In this role, he managed the company’s $2.5 billion global resins business. Prior to that, Telesz held a variety of management positions with General Electric from 1998 to 2007 and played important roles in sourcing, logistics and business development. From 1989 to 1998, he held several positions, including engagement manager, in the U.S. and Australia with McKinsey & Company.
Telesz earned a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from Duke University and a master’s degree in business administration from Harvard Business School.
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.