Before joining Air Liquide in 1986, Pascal Vinet worked for the NASA in Cleveland (United States).
He is currently Senior Vice President supervising Europe Industries and Africa / Middle East /India hubs. He is also in charge of the Safety and Industrial System function.
In his 35 years with Air Liquide, Pascal Vinet has held diverse positions in many different geographies, including Managing Director of Air Liquide Australia from 1995 to 1998, COO of the French Industrial Merchant activities from 1998 to 1999, Vice President for Research & Development from 1999 to 2002, and President of the U.S. Industrial Merchant activities from 2002 to 2005.
From 2005 to 2009 he served as Strategic Control Vice President in charge of Group corporate functions (Operations Control, Strategic Planning, Procurement, IT). Between 2010 and 2016, Pascal Vinet served as Vice President supervising operations worldwide for Air Liquide Healthcare.
From 2016 to 2021, he served as Chief Executive Officer of Airgas in the USA.
Pascal Vinet’s educational background is in engineering and he holds a PhD in physics.
He has been a member of the Executive Committee since 2011.