Anne Roby Head of Global Functions
Dr. Roby previously served as Praxair’s senior vice president, responsible for Global Supply Systems, R&D, Global Operations Excellence, Global Procurement, Global Strategic Sales, Sustainability, and Safety, Health and Environment. She also led the Praxair Surface Technologies, Electronic Materials and Helium businesses. Dr. Roby began her career with Praxair in 1991 as a development associate in the company’s R&D organization. She held numerous roles within the company including global marketing manager for chemicals and refining, pipeline sales and business manager for North American Industrial Gases, area director for pipeline and merchant atmospheric products and CO2, vice president for U.S. South Region, vice president of global sales for Praxair, president for Praxair Electronics and president for Praxair Asia.
Dr. Roby currently serves on the College of Engineering Advisory Board for Villanova University, providing the Dean significant guidance on key issues including the College’s strategic plan, trends in the engineering profession and assistance in the development of networks and partnerships. She is also on the Board of Directors for the Western Connecticut Hospital Network.
Dr. Roby earned a bachelor of science degree from Villanova University and a doctorate in chemical engineering from the University of Delaware. She holds four patents for industrial gas applications.