Dan Leever brings more than 30 years of experience growing and managing specialty chemical companies. Most recently, Mr. Leever served as CEO of Platform Specialty Products Corporation (PSP) of West Palm Beach, FL, for which he has been associated with its predecessor companies since 1983. PSP is a multinational specialty chemical manufacturer with revenues of $3.7 billion, over 8,500 employees, and operations in 100 countries. In 1990 Mr. Leever was appointed President and Chief Executive Officer, and in 1998, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of MacDermid Inc., the predecessor to PSP. During Mr. Leever’s tenure as CEO, MacDermid increased revenues fivefold, while shareholder value increased by 20 times. In 2007, Mr. Leever lead the buyout of MacDermid as a public entity and in 2013 participated in the acquisition of MacDermid by PSP which was listed on the New York Stock Exchange in 2014.
Mr. Leever is Founding Partner of Leever Partners LLC a private investment firm specializing in the industrial and chemical industries.
Mr. Leever attended Kansas State University from 1968 to 1971 where he studied business. He received a MBA from The University of New Haven Graduate School of Business in 1999.
Mr. Leever is founder and Chairman of Vail Snow Sports Foundation and TA Foundation; non-profit organizations dedicated to promoting youth snow sports through financial support to young athletes. He serves on the boards of the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association, the governing body of USA Olympic skiing and snowboarding, and Ski and Snowboard Club Vail.
Mr. Leever is married with two sons, two grandchildren, and lives in Palm Beach Florida.