MURRAY HILL, NEW JERSEY, U.S., October 6, 2008 – Linde North America has named Philippe D. Brunet to the role of vice president, operational finance and control and investments, effective immediately.
Linde North America is a member of The Linde Group, a world-leading gases and engineering company.
Brunet holds a business degree from Ecole Supérieure des Sciences Economiques et Commerciales in Paris and a Program for Global Leadership degree from Harvard Business School. He most recently served as senior vice president of finance for the U.S. Packaging division of Saint-Gobain Group. Brunet will be based in Linde’s Murray Hill, New Jersey, North American headquarters.
“Philippe will bring his vast, international experience in various areas of finance such as mergers and acquisitions, treasury and cash management, strategic planning, financial and operational controlling,” said Juergen Nowicki, head of operational finance and control and investments for The Linde Group.
The Linde Group is a world leading gases and engineering company with more than 50,000 employees working in around 100 countries worldwide. In the 2007 financial year it achieved sales of EUR 12.3 billion (USD 18.7 billion). The strategy of The Linde Group is geared towards earnings-based and sustainable growth and focuses on the expansion of its international business with forward-looking products and services.
Linde acts responsibly towards its shareholders, business partners, employees, society and the environment – in every one of its business areas, regions and locations across the globe. Linde is committed to technologies and products that unite the goals of customer value and sustainable development. For more information, visit www.linde.com
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