MacDermid Promotes New President

Scot Benson, the new president of MacDermid, has 16 years of leadership experience within the company.

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MacDermid Inc. (Waterbury, Connecticut), a subsidiary of Platform Specialty Products Corp., has promoted Scot Benson to the position of president. In his new capacity, Benson will have global responsibility for all of MacDermid’s operations and will report to Platform President Wayne Hewett.

Hewett says, “This move is the natural evolution of the corporate structure of Platform.”

Platform CEO and former MacDermid President Daniel H. Leever expressed that he is pleased with the promotion. “I know [Benson] will be an outstanding steward of the philosophy and drive performance at MacDermid to an even higher level.”

Benson has 16 years of industry experience, most recently as president of the company’s Advance Surface Finishing (ASF) and Printing Solutions group.