Dick Marini was appointed president of Praxair Distribution, Inc. (PDI) in 2016. He is responsible for the growth, profitability and return on capital of Praxair’s packaged-gases business in the U.S.
Marini joined Praxair in 1981 as an engineering trainee. He has held numerous positions prior to his current role including vice president of operations for Praxair Canada and vice president of operations for PDI when the U.S. and Canada operated as one business. He was also vice president of PDI’s northwest region.
Marini holds a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from the University of Toronto and a master’s degree in business administration from York University.
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 2017 sales of $11 billion, the company employs over 26,000 people globally and has been named to the Dow Jones® World Sustainability Index for 16 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.