OFFICE OF THE CHAIRMAN

DENNIS H. REILLEY, Chairman, President & Chief Executive Officer
STEPHEN F. ANGEL, Executive Vice President
PAUL J. BILEK, Executive Vice President
JAMES S. SAWYER, Vice President & Chief Financial Officer
THOMAS W. VON KRANNICHFELDT, Executive Vice President;
President, Praxair Surface Technologies &
President, Praxair Electronics

OFFICERS
MICHAEL J. ALLAN, Vice President & Treasurer
DOMINGOS H.G. BULUS, President, Praxair Asia
DAVID H. CHAIFETZ, Vice President, General Counsel & Secretary
PATRICK M. CLARK, Vice President & Controller
THEODORE W. DOUGHER, Vice President, Engineering & Supply Systems
MICHAEL J. DOUGLAS, Vice President, Praxair Metals Technologies
JAMES J. FUCHS, President, North American Industrial Gases &
President, Praxair Canada Inc.
ROBERT F.X. FURSARO, Vice President, Mergers & Acquisitions
MARK F. GRUNINGER, Vice President, Praxair Electronics
JOHN F. HILL, Chief Information Officer
RANDY S. KRAMER, Senior Vice President, Sales
STEVEN L. LERNER, Senior Vice President & Chief Technology Officer
MICHAEL R. LUTZ, Vice President, Safety & Production Excellence
RICARDO S. MALFITANO, President, Praxair South America &
President, White Martins Gases Industriais Ltda.
SUNIL MATTOO
, Vice President, Strategic Planning & Marketing
PETER M. MAYER, Vice President, Procurement & Materials Management
NIGEL D. MUIR, Vice President, Communications & Public Relations
GEORGE P. RISTEVSKI, Vice President, Healthcare
SALLY A. SAVOIA, Vice President, Human Resources
S. MARK SEYMOUR, Vice President, Tax
ALAN J WESTENDORF, President, Praxair Europe
WAYNE J. YAKICH, President, Praxair Distribution, Inc.

REGIONAL MANAGEMENT

NORTH AMERICA — INDUSTRIAL GASES
HOWARD D. BRODBECK, Vice President, North U.S.
EDUARDO F. MENEZES, Vice President, West U.S.
THEODORE F. TRUMPP III, Vice President, East U.S.
DANIEL H. YANKOWSKI, Vice President, South U.S.
SCOTT K. SANDERUDE, Vice President, Marketing
ROBERT HOSSACK, Managing Director, Praxair Canada
CESAR GUAJARDO, Managing Director, Praxair Mexico

NORTH AMERICA — PACKAGED GASES
PATRICK M. HEFFERNAN, Vice President, Canada
CARL R. KOCH, Vice President, U.S.

SOUTH AMERICA
JOSE CARLOSE COUTINHO ROBERT, Executive Director, Andean Region
ALBINO CARNEIRO, Executive Director, South Cone Region
MARCELO PEREIRA QUINTAES, Vice President, Operations

EUROPE
MIGUEL MARTINEZ ASTOLA, Managing Director,
Western Europe, Spain & Portugal
FRANCO MAZZALI, Managing Director, Italy and Middle East

ASIA
K. H. LEE, President, Praxair Korea
DOMINGOS H.G. BULUS, Acting President, Praxair China
INDRAJIT MOOKERJEE, Managing Director, Praxair India
KITTI PRAPASUCHART, Managing Director, Praxair Thailand

SOUTH AMERICAN ADVISORY COUNCIL
DENNIS H. REILLEY, Chairman
RICARDO S. MALFITANO, Deputy Chairman
FERNANDA AGUERO, member of the Executive Committee,
Sociedad de Fomento Industrial, Chile
RICARDO CILLIONIZ, Board member and Chief Executive Officer,
Corporation Aceros Arequipa, Peru
ENZO DEBERNARDI, Consultant, Paraguay
CARLOS LANGONE, Consultant, Brazil
LUIZ PAGANI, President, Arcor Group, Argentina
RICARDO PARIS, Chairman & Chief Executive Officer,
Productos de Vidrio, Venezuela
JORGE PEIRANO, Chairman, Chamber of Commerce & Services, Uruguay
BENJAMIN STEINBRUCH, Chairman, Companhia Siderugica Nacional, Brazil