A Newtown man is the new Chief Financial Officer and Executive Vice President of Praxair. 41-year old Matthew White, who is currently the president of Praxair Canada will be taking on the role as of January 1st.
He is replacing Jim Sawyer, who has worked for Praxair and its predecessor company Union Carbide for nearly three decades. Sawyer served as CFO for 13 of his 28 years with the company and will stay on in an advisory position for a few months.
White has been with Praxair for 9 years, first serving as Finance Director of North American Industrial Gases and later as President of Praxair Canada.