Steve Angel was appointed President and CEO in January 2007 and Chairman in April 2007.
Angel joined Praxair in 2001 as an executive vice president and was named president and chief operating officer in February 2006.
Prior to Praxair, Angel spent 22 years in a variety of management positions with General Electric.
Angel serves on the board of directors of PPG Industries and the U.S.-China Business Council and is a member of The Business Council.
A native of Winston-Salem, North Carolina, Angel received a bachelor of science degree in civil engineering from North Carolina State University and an MBA from Loyola College in Baltimore.
Praxair, Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Linde plc, is a leading industrial gas company in North and South America and one of the largest worldwide. 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. For more information about the company, please visit our website at www.praxair.com.