Eduardo Menezes Head of EMEA
Menezes previously served as Praxair’s executive vice president, responsible for Praxair Europe, Praxair Mexico, Praxair South America and Praxair Asia. He also led Praxair’s Canada, United States Industrial Gases and Praxair Distribution Inc., businesses. Menezes joined the company in 1986 as an equipment engineer at S.A. White Martins, a Praxair subsidiary based in Brazil. Over the years, he progressed through a variety of engineering and managerial positions supporting Praxair’s worldwide businesses. He also held many global leadership positions, including president for Praxair Puerto Rico, vice president of the U.S. West Region for North American Industrial Gases, vice president and general manager of the U.S. for Praxair Distribution, Inc., managing director for Praxair Mexico, president for Praxair Europe and president of U.S. Industrial Gases. Menezes was named senior vice president in 2011.
Menezes earned a chemical engineering degree from Federal University of Rio de Janeiro and a master’s degree in business administration from the State University of New York.