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President and Chief Executive Officer

Mr. Davis has been the Chief Executive Officer of Chemtrade since its inception in 2001. Mr. Davis led Chemtrade’s initial public offering and has guided its significant growth since then. Prior to forming Chemtrade, Mr. Davis was President of several chemical companies and has over 20 years’ experience in the chemical industry. In addition, Mr. Davis gained broad exposure to a number of industries when he was a partner with one of Toronto’s major law firms.

Chief Operating Officer

Mr. Rook joined Chemtrade in September 2019 and is accountable for delivering improved profitability and free cash generation from all Chemtrade’s businesses. Mr. Rook oversees Chemtrade’s Manufacturing organization and the Engineering and Capital Projects teams. He has a wealth of chemical industry, operational, commercial and management experience gained from various business leadership roles. Before joining Chemtrade, he was Senior Vice President, Commercial, at Ascend Performance Materials, focusing on corporate growth strategies, customer service, capital projects and M&A activities. Prior to Ascend, he held executive positions at Eastman Chemical Company. Mr. Rook earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial Engineering from the University of Tennessee and received his MBA in Finance from Auburn University in Alabama.

Vice-President, Finance & Chief Financial Officer

Mr. Bhardwaj joined Chemtrade in January 2006 and oversees the Finance, Information Technology and Legal departments. He was previously Chief Financial Officer, Corporate Secretary and Executive Vice President, Operations of TSX-listed Inscape Corporation, an office furniture manufacturer. Mr. Bhardwaj is a Certified Management Accountant (U.K.), a fellow of the Chartered Association of Certified Accountants (U.K.) and a Certified General Accountant. He also has an executive MBA from the Kellogg School of Management (Northwestern University) and the Schulich School of Business (York University).

Group Vice-President, Corporate Development and Strategy

Mr. Aarts joined Chemtrade in 2005 and is responsible for Corporate Development and Strategy as well as the South American sodium chlorate and chlor-alkali businesses. He has over 25 years of industrial chemicals experience in leadership roles in operations, sales and marketing, including holding various management positions with General Chemical’s water treatment and sulphur products businesses and with Marsulex in engineering, financial analysis and supply chain roles. Both General Chemical and Marsulex have since been acquired by Chemtrade. He has a Chemical Engineering degree from University of Waterloo and an MBA from Schulich School of Business at York University.

Group Vice-President, Human Resources and Responsible Care

Ms. Powers leads the Human Resources and Responsible Care functions at Chemtrade. She joined in June 2016 from SC Johnson Inc. where she was the Director of Human Resources for Canada and Puerto Rico. Prior to this, she held roles in Human Resources, Shared Services, Operations, and Business leadership in both the private and public sectors. Ms. Powers had 18 years of experience in the chemical industry prior to joining Chemtrade. She holds a B.A.Sc. in Chemical Engineering from the University of Waterloo and an MBA from Queen’s University.

Vice-President, Information Technology

Mr. Kaushik leads the Information Technology function at Chemtrade. He joined in July 2016 from Celestica where he was Senior Director of Global IT. Mr. Kaushik has over 20 years of IT experience across multiple industry domains. Mr. Kaushik holds a Master of Engineering degree in Manufacturing Technology from the Thapar Institute of Engineering and Technology, Patiala, India.

General Counsel and Corporate Secretary

Ms. Paré leads the Legal Department and is Corporate Secretary of the Board of Trustees of Chemtrade Logistics Income Fund and of the boards of directors of the Chemtrade Group entities. She also oversees the Environmental Risk group. She joined Chemtrade in 2006, having practised law at Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP previously. She holds a BA(Hon) from the University of Western Ontario and an LLB from the University of Toronto.


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