Dru Rai Global Advisory Board Member

Mr. Rai has 25 years of senior experience in the chemicals, automotive, and industrial markets with the last 3 years at Axalta Coating Systems (formerly DuPont Performance Coatings) where he had P&L responsibility for $500mm annual revenue and 2500+ employees in 30 countries.  He was part of the senior leadership team, which led the purchase and carve-out of the business from DuPont to Carlyle and a successful IPO.  He has extensive experience in sales, marketing, business development, supply-chain, IT, M&A, divestitures, and turn-arounds.  Mr. Rai held senior management positions at Williams Companies, GE Advance Materials’ Sealant business where he led the sale of the business to Apollo Management and a carve-out of GE’s Momentive Performance Materials as a standalone company, GE Security where he led the sale of the business to UTC, and Delphi where he led the Delphi divesture from GM.  He started his career at E&Y and advanced to an Associate Director in the M&A and Consulting Services Group.  Mr. Rai is also a member of the Board of Directors of and Chairman of the Board’s Strategy Committee for Ameri100, a high-growth IT consulting and implementation company, which Panamax took public via a reverse merger in 2015.  He has a Bachelor of Engineering degree in Production Engineering from GB Pant University (India) and a MBA from the University of Connecticut.