President, White Martins Gases Industriais Ltda.
Gilney Bastos was named president of Praxair South America in 2018. He is responsible for South America operations, including White Martins operations in Brazil. In 2017, he was named president of White Martins. He continues to be responsible for Brazil Industrial Gases while also leading all business and industrial areas in Brazil.
Bastos joined White Martins in 1987. Prior to his current role, he held numerous positions in South America and Brazil, including Industrial Business executive director, On-Site Business and Operations executive director and Hispanic Countries executive director.
Bastos holds a bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering from Gama Filho University in Brazil.
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.