Employee Stories: Abbey Bacak

Abbey Bacak

Abbey Bacak

Abbey Bacak

Global Supply Systems

Praxair Asia

I’ve been with Praxair over 12 years and I still learn something new every day. In 2002, I spent time in India which proved to be a life changing experience for me as a 23 year old woman. I developed the project turnaround plan and then led the day shift work at one of our plants. Communication proved to be difficult due to cultural differences. The project was challenging enough without that hurdle to overcome. We encountered many unexpected issues along the way but together with the smart, talented Praxair people at the site, we overcame the obstacles in order to complete the job on schedule and supply gas to the pipeline per our commitment to the customer. 

That’s one of the many great things about working at Praxair. You’re surrounded by high calibre people and your talent will be put to the test. You can’t fake it. It’s a challenging environment and expectations are high. It’s a fast paced, ever-changing business, but you are in control of your future. You drive your own development and if you’re invested in Praxair, the business will invest in you. You’ll be encouraged whether you’re bringing a new idea to the table, looking to develop your skills in a new role or gaining experience overseas.

As an engineer, creativity can often be left out of the job description. That’s certainly not the case at Praxair. We operate in very competitive markets and it is the innovative ideas and creativity that drive our success. If you have a good idea and you believe in it, Praxair will help you make it happen.

I’m now working for Praxair in Shanghai with my husband and two children. I’ve been here for two years and the experience - both life and work - is deeply rewarding. Working with customers in China (internal and external) requires a different approach than working with customers elsewhere in the world. The skills I’ve developed as a leader and manager in my career at Praxair have enabled me to have a positive impact in my current role.

In fact, impact is something you’re never far away from at Praxair – especially when it comes to the environment. Our collaboration with customers, suppliers and each other drives us to develop the most effective, efficient and responsible offering. I take great pride in being a part of that.

If you have a good idea and you believe in it, Praxair will help you make it happen.