Our senior leadership team is listed below. Too numerous to name individually, but equally important, are our 6,800 employees worldwide who bring creativity, integrity and passion to work every day.
Andrew K. Silvernail1
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
Andrew K. Silvernail joined IDEX in January 2009 as Vice President and Group Executive, Health & Science Technologies. He previously served as Group President at Rexnord Industries. Prior to Rexnord Industries, he progressed through a series of increasingly responsible roles at Newell Rubbermaid and Danaher Corporation. He began his career at Fidelity investments.
Heath A. Mitts1
Senior Vice President-Chief Financial Officer
Mitts joined IDEX in September 2005. He most recently served as Chief Financial Officer of PerkinElmer’s Asia operations, based out of Singapore. Prior to PerkinElmer, Mitts held positions of increasing responsibility with Honeywell Aerospace’s Business and General Aviation division.
Eric D. Ashleman1
Senior Vice President-Chief Operating Officer
Ashleman has over 20 years of Operations and General Management experience within global manufacturing. Eric joined IDEX in 2008 as the President of GAST Mfg. His internal responsibilities grew to include the Dispensing business in 2010 and Fire & Safety /Diversified Products in 2011 and Health & Science Technologies in 2014. Prior to joining IDEX, Eric led businesses and operations for Danaher Corporation and Honeywell. He earned his BA and MBA from the University of Michigan.
Garin L. Bergman
Chief Compliance Officer
Bergman joined IDEX in June, 2011. Prior to joining IDEX, Garin was the Director of Corporate Compliance at Dover Corporation, a $7 billion global industrial manufacturing company. Prior to Dover, he held various audit roles for Ingersoll Rand and KPMG.
Senior Vice President-Chief Human Resources Officer
Jeffrey Bucklew has an extensive background in Human Resources and joins us from Accretive Health, where he was Chief Human Resources Officer. Prior to his employment at Accretive, Jeff was in a variety of Senior HR roles at GE. He holds a Masters Degree in Human Resource Management from Rutgers University.
Denise R. Cade
Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary
Cade joined IDEX in October 2015. Prior to that she was Senior Vice President, General Counsel, Corporate Secretary and Chief Compliance Officer for SunCoke Energy, Inc. Cade held several roles at PPG Industries, Inc. before joining SunCoke, including General Counsel of the Glass and Fiber Glass Division, Chief M&A Counsel, Chief Securities & Finance Counsel and Assistant General Counsel and Corporate Secretary. Cade started her career in private practice where she spent 15 years advising public clients across multiple industries on M&A and other corporate transactions and securities and corporate governance matters. Cade holds a BA from Marquette University and a JD from Georgetown University Law Center and is licensed to practice law in Illinois and the District of Columbia
Gerald (Jerry) F. Carter
Vice President, Tax and International Finance
Carter was appointed to his current position in April 2006, having served as Director of Worldwide Tax and Assistant Treasurer since April 2005. Prior to joining IDEX, Carter served as Director of Worldwide Tax and Assistant Treasurer for BorgWarner Inc. Prior to BorgWarner, he was Vice President of Tax with Jones Lang LaSalle. He began his career in public accounting with KPMG.
Brett E. Finley1
Senior Vice President-Group Executive
Finley is a seasoned global executive with over 20 years experience in industrial markets. Brett is a mechanical engineer and joined the company in January 2009 to lead the Pulsafeeder business in our Water Platform. Prior to joining IDEX, Brett spent 17 years with Ingersoll Rand and held several key senior leadership roles as the P&L leader of Commercial Air Solutions, Service and Aftermarket, GM of Specialty Solutions and Director of Global Logistics and Customer Service. Brett graduated from Case Western Reserve University.
Senior Vice President, Chief Information Officer
MacLennan joined IDEX in March of 2012. Prior to IDEX, Jim had a dual role as CIO for Pactiv LLC, a packaging manufacturer and distribution company serving the foodservice and food processing industry, and Vice President of IT for Reynolds Services Inc., providing ERP, Supply Chain, and Data Warehousing services for Reynolds Consumer Products. Prior to Pactiv, Jim moved through increasing responsibilities at Culligan International, Searle Pharmaceuticals (Monsanto), and other diverse organizations. Jim earned his MBA in Marketing from DePaul University, and a Bachelors of Science in Electrical Engineering from the University of Notre Dame.
Daniel J. Salliotte1
Senior Vice President, Mergers & Acquisitions and Treasury
Salliotte joined IDEX in October 2004 from his most recent position as a Vice President with Oxford Investment Group, a private equity firm. Prior to the Oxford Investment Group, Salliotte served as a Group Vice President, Business Development for the fluid and material handling group with SPX Corporation.
Michael J. Yates1
Vice President, Chief Accounting Officer
Yates joined IDEX in October 2005. Prior to joining IDEX, Mike spent 18 years in public accounting with KPMG and PriceWaterhouse Coopers. During his public accounting career he provided audit services to multinational manufacturing and technology clients, including such clients as Motorola, AM General Corporation, SPSS, Cabot Microelectronics and CCC Information Services.
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