Earl Newsome

CIO, Americas IT - Linde

Earl Newsome was appointed vice president and chief information officer of Praxair, Inc. in 2016. He is responsible for global information technology services.

Most recently, Newsome served as CIO and vice president of Digital for TE Connectivity, a global manufacturer of connectivity and sensor solutions, where he built and optimized a high-performing IT organization across the company’s diverse business units and functions.

Prior to his role with TE Connectivity, Newsome developed and managed a long-term IT Shared Services strategy for the Estee Lauder Companies, which included a global SAP deployment and the creation of the company’s Global Innovation Lab. He was also a Partner at Deloitte & Touche and held senior management positions at Bowne & Company and Owens-Illinois.

Newsome earned a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science from the United States Military Academy, West Point, where he remains involved as part of the West Point Mentor Program.

Praxair, Inc. is a leading industrial gas company in North and South America and one of the largest worldwide. With market capitalization of approximately $40 billion and 2016 sales of $11 billion, the company employs over 26,000 people globally and has been named to the Dow Jones® World Sustainability Index for 15 consecutive years. Praxair produces, sells and distributes atmospheric, process and specialty gases, and high-performance surface coatings. Our 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.