Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer
Karen Keegans was appointed vice president and chief Human Resources officer of Praxair in 2014.
Keegans joined Praxair in 2012 as vice president, HR, North America, from Monsanto where she had spent the previous six years. While at Monsanto, Keegans had increasing HR leadership roles, gaining global exposure across all business areas and was most recently VP, HR, Global Manufacturing.
Originally from Canada, Keegans has enjoyed a career spanning across several industries including Financial Services, CRM and manufacturing. She has experience in sales, management and audit.
Keegans earned her bachelor of arts degree from the University of Western Ontario.
Praxair, Inc., a Fortune 250 company with 2014 sales of $12.3 billion, is the largest industrial gases company in North and South America and one of the largest worldwide. The company produces, sells and distributes atmospheric, process and specialty gases, and high-performance surface coatings. Praxair products, services and technologies are making our planet more productive by bringing efficiency and environmental benefits to a wide variety of industries, including aerospace, chemicals, food and beverage, electronics, energy, healthcare, manufacturing, primary metals and many others.