Cast was named vice president, operational excellence in 2020. He is responsible for providing strategy and direction for PST's ongoing productivity efforts, automation, and digitalization. Prior to that he was vice president, Europe, where he was responsible for our facilities in France, Germany, Italy and the UK. He joined Praxair Surface Technologies in 2005 as a lean specialist. He has since held a variety of positions of increasing responsibility including plant manager of 2 of our UK facilities and UK managing director.
Prior to working at Praxair, Cast has global experience in engineering, sales, and management. He earned his Mechanical Engineering Degree and his Master's of Business Administration from the University of Bath.