Todd A. Skare

Todd A. Skare

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Todd A. Skare

Chief Technology Officer Praxair, Inc.

In 2014, Todd Skare was appointed chief technology officer of Praxair, Inc., responsible for leading the company’s Research and Development and Global Market Development teams. He is responsible for setting strategic direction for corporate-wide research and development activities and for coordination of global market networks, which facilitate the rapid transfer of technology and innovation to support customers.

Skare joined Praxair in 1992 as a process engineer in Global Supply Systems (GSS) and subsequently held increasingly responsible engineering positions, including a seven-month assignment in Rio de Janeiro.  In 2001, he moved to Shanghai, China, as manager of proposals and process engineering.  From 2003 to 2005 he was manager of pipeline sales for North American Industrial Gases in Houston, then returned to GSS and Shanghai as director of engineering for China.  In 2009, he became vice president-South for Praxair Distribution, Inc., a cylinder-gases subsidiary.  In 2010 Skare was named president of Praxair Europe where he was responsible for the growth and profitability of Praxair’s gas business in Europe and new investments in Russia.

Skare holds a bachelor of science degree in chemical engineering from State University of New York and a master’s degree in business administration from Rutgers University. He also holds seven patents for industrial gas production.

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.