Praxair appoints Kelcey E. Hoyt as vice president
Ms. Hoyt joined Praxair in 2002 and held a variety of management positions in corporate accounting before being appointed finance director for the onsite and helium units of Praxair’s North American Industrial Gases business in 2008.
Ms. Hoyt was appointed controller for the eastern division in 2009, and director of investor relations in 2010.
Before joining Praxair, she was an audit manager for KPMG and a communications manager at Xerox.
Ms. Hoyt is a certified public accountant and holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Pace University, New York.
Ms. Hoyt will be succeeded by Juan Pelaez.
Mr. Pelaez has served as vice president of finance for Praxair Mexico since 2011. Prior to that, he served as general director for Praxair Puerto Rico and the Caribbean.
Mr. Pelaez joined Praxair in 2000 and has served in various management and financial roles in South America, including finance director and internal audit director.
Before joining Praxair, he served as finance administration manager at G2 Seismic in Bogota, Colombia.
Mr. Pelaez holds a business administration degree from CESA in Bogota and completed the Executive Development Program at The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. ■