|Wayne M. Hewett|
Director Since 2014
Mr. Hewett has significant experience executing company-wide initiatives across large organizations, developing proprietary products, optimizing a supply chain, and in using emerging technologies to provide new products and services to customers. His experience and skills enhance our Board’s ability to provide thoughtful oversight as we continue to implement our four key initiatives of customer service, product authority, disciplined capital allocation and interconnected retail. Mr. Hewett is currently Chief Executive Officer of Klöckner Pentaplast Group, a leading supplier of plastic films for pharmaceutical, medical devices, food, electronics, packaging, printing, and specialty applications, a position he has held since August 2015. From January 2010 to February 2015, Mr. Hewett served as President and Chief Executive Officer and as a member of the board of directors of Arysta LifeScience Corporation, one of the world’s largest privately held crop protection and life science companies, which was acquired by Platform Specialty Products Corporation in February 2015. Following the acquisition, Mr. Hewett served as President of Platform Specialty Products, a global producer of high technology specialty chemical products and provider of technical services, from February 2015 to August 2015. Prior to joining Arysta LifeScience as its Chief Operating Officer in October 2009, Mr. Hewett served as a senior consultant to GenNx360, a private equity firm focused on sponsoring buyouts of middle market companies, from February to August 2009. Mr. Hewett’s career has also included over twenty years with General Electric Company (“GE”), including roles as GE’s Vice-President, Supply Chain and Operations, President and Chief Executive Officer of GE Advanced Materials, President of GE Plastics Pacific and membership on GE’s Corporate Executive Council. Drawing from his various roles, Mr. Hewett brings to our Board extensive experience in general management, finance, supply chain, operational and international matters.