Praxair makes organizational changes; director retires

Praxair makes organizational changes; director retires

5:34 AM, 1st August 2016
Praxair makes organizational changes; director retires

DANBURY, US: Praxair Inc has named Kelcey Hoyt, formerly director of investor relations as vice president and controller of the company. She succeeds Elizabeth Hirsch who is retiring from the company after 18 years of service. Hirsch has served as Praxair’s VP and controller for six years.

Hoyt will be succeeded by Juan Pelaez, currently vice president of finance for Praxair Mexico since 2011. Both assignments are effective August 1, and will be reporting to senior VP and CFO Matthew White.

Hoyt joined Praxair in 2002 and held a variety of management positions in corporate accounting. She was appointed controller for the eastern division in 2009, and director of investor relations in 2010. Before joining Praxair, Hoyt was an audit manager for KPMG and a communications manager at Xerox.

Pelaez has served as VP of finance for Praxair Mexico since 2011. Prior to that, he served as general director for Praxair Puerto Rico and the Caribbean. He joined Praxair in 2000 and has served in various management and financial roles in South America, including finance director and internal audit director. Before joining Praxair, Pelaez served as finance administration manager at G2 Seismic Ltd. in Bogota, Colombia.

“Hoyt and Pelaez each bring a wealth of financial expertise and global business acumen to their positions,” said White. “They will provide outstanding leadership to our finance and investor relations organizations.”

“Throughout her career at Praxair, Liz has demonstrated strategic leadership and an unwavering commitment to the company,” added White. “Her experience, knowledge and drive for results have been invaluable to our organization. We thank her for her many important contributions over the years and wish her the very best in retirement."

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