Stephen F. Angel Chairman, President & Chief Executive OfficerPraxair, Inc.Steve Angel is chairman, president and CEO of Praxair, Inc., an $11 billion industrial gases company of 27,000 employees operating in over 50 countries. He became chairman in May 2007 and has been president and chief executive officer since January 2007.Angel joined Praxair in 2001 as executive vice president, responsible for Praxair's businesses in North America, Europe and Asia, as well as for Healthcare. He was named president and chief operating officer in February 2006.Prior to joining Praxair, Angel spent 22 years in a variety of management positions with General Electric.Angel is a director on the board of PPG Industries. He is also a member of The Business Council and the U.S.-Brazil CEO Forum and is a former director of the American Chemistry Council and the U.S.- China 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 Fortune 250 company with 2012 sales of $11 billion, is the largest industrial gases 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, metals and many others.