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Rakesh Sachdev is Platform's Chief Executive Officer. Prior to joining Platform, Mr. Sachdev served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Sigma-Aldrich Corporation ("Sigma-Aldrich") beginning in 2010. Mr. Sachdev joined Sigma-Aldrich in 2008 as Chief Financial Officer and took on the additional role of Chief Administrative Officer with direct oversight of Sigma-Aldrich's international business in 2009. He was Senior Vice President and President Asia Pacific of ArvinMeritor, Inc. ("ArvinMeritor"), a global supplier of engineered systems to the automotive industry, from 2007 to 2008. At ArvinMeritor, Mr. Sachdev also served in other leadership roles, including Interim Chief Financial Officer, Senior Vice President Strategy and Corporate Development and Vice President and General Manager of several of ArvinMeritor's global businesses from 1999 to 2007. Prior to joining ArvinMeritor, he worked for Cummins Inc., a global manufacturer of engines and other industrial products in various leadership roles, including Chief Financial Officer for one of its largest business units, and as Managing Director of its Mexican operations. Mr. Sachdev is also a director of Regal-Beloit Corporation and Edgewell Personal Care Company, and serves on the Board of Trustees of Washington University in St. Louis.
John E. Capps is Platform's Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary. Prior to joining Platform, Mr. Capps was with Jarden Corporation, a Fortune 500 broad-based consumer products company, where he most recently served as Executive Vice President – Administration, General Counsel and Secretary until April 2016 when Jarden merged with Newell Brands Inc. From 2003 to 2005, Mr. Capps was with American Household, Inc. which was acquired by Jarden in January 2005, prior to which he was in private law practice with the firm Sullivan & Cromwell LLP.
Benjamin Gliklich is Platform's Executive Vice President - Operations and Strategy. Mr. Gliklich was appointed in this role in April 2016 after having acted as Platform's Chief Operating Officer from October 2015 to April 2016; and Platform's Vice President – Corporate Development, Finance and Investor Relations from January to October 2015. Mr. Gliklich joined Platform as Director of Corporate Development in May 2014. Prior to joining Platform, Mr. Gliklich was a senior associate at General Atlantic, a global growth-oriented private equity firm. Earlier in his career, Mr. Gliklich was an associate in the investment banking division of Goldman Sachs & Co.
John P. Connolly is Platform's Chief Financial Officer. Previously, Mr. Connolly served as Platform's Vice President, Corporate Controller and Chief Accounting Officer. Prior to joining Platform, Mr. Connolly served as Vice President, Controller and Chief Accounting Officer at Xylem Inc., a spun off water technology company from ITT Corporation, or ITT, from October 2011 to August 2016. Prior to joining Xylem Inc., Mr. Connolly spent five years at ITT during which time he held key roles as Director, Financial Planning & Analysis, and Director of Accounting. Previously, Mr. Connolly spent 10 years at IBM in roles of increasing responsibility including Manager of Financial Planning & Analysis, Controller of a software division, and Head of Pricing & Licensing Strategy across IBM's software business, as well as seven years at PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP reaching the level of Manager.
Scot R. Benson is President of the Performance Solutions segment of Platform. Mr. Benson joined MacDermid, Incorporated in 1999. His previous positions at MacDermid included President of MacDermid Advanced Surface Finishes and Graphics Solutions from January 2013 until February 2015. Mr. Benson also served as President of MacDermid Graphics Solutions from 2010 to 2013.
Diego Lopez Casanello is President of the Agricultural Solutions segment of Platform. Prior to joining Platform, Mr. Casanello served as Senior Vice President and head of the Agricultural Products Division, Asia Pacific at BASF from February 2015 to January 2016. His previous positions at BASF included Senior Vice President of the Performance Chemicals Division, North America from April 2012 to January 2015 as well as CEO and Managing Director of BASF Argentina from November 2008 to March 2012. Mr. Casanello has held numerous other roles within the Agricultural Products Division of BASF, including Head of Global Marketing for Seed Treatment, Global Manager of New Business Development and Business Director for South Europe.