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February 08, 2016 3:23 PM ET


Company Overview of Platform Specialty Products Corporation

Company Overview

Platform Specialty Products Corporation produces and sells specialty chemical products in the Americas, Asia, and Europe. The company’s Performance Materials segment manufactures and markets plating products that are used to plate holes; final finishes, which are used on printed circuit boards; circuit formation products to promote adhesion and form circuit patterns; oxides that are used in the fabrication of multilayer circuit boards; and pre-treatment and cleaning solutions. It also provides functional conversion coatings; electroless nickel products, which are applied to metal and plastic surfaces; decorative plating products; hard-coated films; production and drilling fluids; and drillin...

1450 Centrepark Boulevard

Suite 210 West

Palm Beach, FL 33401

United States

Founded in 1922

2,500 Employees



Key Executives for Platform Specialty Products Corporation

Chief Accounting Officer and Vice President
Age: 44
Total Annual Compensation: $208.3K
Vice President of Legal and Secretary
Age: 52
Total Annual Compensation: $337.4K
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2014.

Platform Specialty Products Corporation Key Developments

Platform Specialty Products Corporation Presents at 16th Annual “New Ideas for the New Year” Investor Conference, Jan-13-2016 12:00 PM

Platform Specialty Products Corporation Presents at 16th Annual “New Ideas for the New Year” Investor Conference, Jan-13-2016 12:00 PM. Venue: New York, New York, United States.

Platform Specialty Products Corporation Names Diego Lopez Casanello as President of Agricultural Solutions Segment

Platform Specialty Products Corporation announced that it has named Diego Lopez Casanello President of its Agricultural Solutions segment. Mr. Casanello will join Platform effective February 1, 2016. Mr. Casanello most recently served as Senior Vice President and head of the Agricultural Products Division, Asia Pacific.

Platform Specialty Products Corporation Appoints Rakesh Sachdev as Chief Executive Officer and Director, Effective January 5, 2016

Platform Specialty Products Corporation announced that its Board of Directors has appointed Rakesh Sachdev as its new Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Sachdev will join Platform effective January 5, 2016. The Board of Directors also appointed Mr. Sachdev to serve as a Director on the Platform’s Board, effective January 5, 2016. In connection with Mr. Sachdev’s appointment, Daniel H. Leever, as previously announced in October, has retired as both Chief Executive Officer and as a Director of the Board, effective immediately. Mr. Sachdev joins Platform with more than 28 years of management experience at leading public companies having most recently served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Sigma-Aldrich since 2010 through its recent acquisition by Merck KGaA. His previous positions at Sigma Aldrich included Vice President and Chief Financial Officer as well as Chief Administrative Officer.

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