In the latest announcement, Praxair Inc. has appointed Omar A. Vargas, director of Government Relations. According to company, He is going to be responsible for developing and implementing Praxair’s global political and public policy positioning and commitment strategy. He will also continue to develop Praxair’s relationships with policymakers and other authorities.
Mr. Vargas was earlier working at PepsiCo, Inc. before joining Praxair group as a senior director, Global Policy & Government Affairs. He carries rich experience includes working with the United States Department of Justice and Cooper & Kirk, PLLC. He holds a bachelor’s degree in political science from Seton Hall University and graduate and law degrees from The American University.
“We are delighted to have Omar on board,” said Praxair Associate General Counsel Mark Nielsen. “Omar has a strong background in global policy and government affairs, particularly in Latin America, and has an extensive network in Washington, D.C., which will help us strengthen our relationships with policymakers.”