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Robert Wood Director since 2018
Nomination and Governance Committee, Chairman
Executive Committee, Member


Robert L Wood

Mr. Wood is a Partner in the consulting firm The McChrystal Group, specializing in leadership development for business organizations. He is also the former Chairman, President & Chief Executive Officer of Chemtura Corporation (a specialty chemicals company) from 2004 to 2008. Prior to joining Chemtura, Mr. Wood served in various senior management positions at Dow Chemical Company, most recently as business group president for Thermosets and Dow Automotive from November 2000. Mr. Wood has been Praxair's Lead Director since January 1, 2013.  

Mr. Wood is a director of MRC Global Inc. (where he serves as Chairman of the Compensation Committee and a member of the Governance Committee), and a director of Univar Inc. (where he serves on the Audit Committee).  During the past five years, Mr. Wood served as a director of Praxair, Inc. from 2004 until the business combination of Praxair, Inc. and Linde AG in October, 2018, and immediately prior to the business combination, was the Lead Director and the Chairman of the Governance & Nominating Committee. He also was a director of Jarden Corporation (where he served on the Nominating and Policies Committee  and was Chairman of the Audit Committee). He has served as Chairman of the American Plastics Council and the American Chemistry Council, and is a member of the United States Olympic Committee.