Meet the Leaders of Drew International
Drew International has a long history of successful leadership, dating back nearly a century. In a constantly-changing economic and industrial environment, corporate leadership has steered the company toward a bright future of sustainable profitability and worldwide growth.
Frank J. Monteiro
Frank was appointed President and Chief Executive Officer, as well as a Board member of Drew, in conjunction with Court Square Capital’s acquisition of the company in June 2019. From 1998-2013, Frank held various positions within MacDermid Incorporated, a global specialty chemicals company, including Treasurer, Vice President of Finance, and eventually Chief Financial Officer. MacDermid was a Court Square portfolio company from 2007-2013 which was sold to an investor group and went public on the New York Stock Exchange under the name Platform Specialty Products in October 2013. At that point, Frank was appointed Chief Financial Officer of Platform Specialty Products and served in that position until 2015. Frank spent his last two years at Platform as the Chief Operating Officer of MacDermid Performance Solutions, a $2.0 Billion portion of the Platform portfolio. In 2017, Frank retired from MacDermid Performance Solutions and started Brass Axe Capital, an investment fund and consulting firm that holds various investment positions in the industrial, consumer, and retail market space. He holds a B.S. in Accounting from Bentley University.
Chad joined Drew in December 2019 as Senior Vice President & Chief Financial Officer from Element Solutions, Inc, a global NYSE-listed specialty chemicals company. At Element, he served as the Corporate Controller and most recently as the Global Controller of its Performance Solutions segment. Previously, he served as the Chief Accounting Officer of Transact Technologies, Inc. and Director of Finance at Amphenol Corporation, both publicly listed companies. He began his career at PricewaterhouseCoopers LLC where he spent over 10 years in its Assurance practice advancing to Senior Manager. He holds a B.S. Summa Cum Laude from the University of Hartford.
Pradeep Kumar Govindan
Pradeep was appointed Senior Vice President, Technical Services and Business Strategy for Marine, Oil & Gas in July 2021 after having served as Regional Vice President (AMEA) and Segment Vice President, Marine Products and Services. Pradeep joined Drew Marine in 2001 as an Account Executive at Hong Kong and was promoted to the position of Sales Manager. He moved to the US headquarters after he was appointed as Technical Director at Drew Marine. His experience onboard ships as Chief Engineer supported his performance in these roles. After a brief stint as Technical Superintendent and General Manager at Tebma Shipyard in India, he returned to Drew Marine as Strategic Accounts Manager in Greece, where he led sales growth for the region while simultaneously launching Drew’s ‘Tech Global’ service structure in India. Pradeep holds a Bachelor's Degree from the University of Madras and a Class-I Marine Engineering Certification from United Kingdom. He has been located in Singapore since 2016.
Colleen joined Drew Marine in December of 2020 as Vice President of Legal and IP Protection. She has spent over 20 years in the specialty chemicals industry, in both the chemical and legal arenas.
Colleen earned a BS in Chemistry from Bucknell University and later an MS in Chemistry from Southern Connecticut State University. She further earned a Juris Doctor, Cum Laude, from Quinnipiac School of Law, while working full time as a Patent Agent with a local law firm. Colleen is admitted to practice in the State of Connecticut and is a registered Patent Attorney at the United States Patent and Trademark Office.
Outside of the office, Colleen has tutored students taking college-level chemistry classes, participates in local charitable organizations and activities, and has been a nationally ranked triathlete.
Carrie has a history of success leading, developing, and inspiring teams of colleagues and has served in leadership roles for three national organizations. Most recently, she served as a Chief Development Officer within a national health care system. “Leave things better than the way we found them” is a core value and has afforded her a career that does just that. After leaving her CDO position, Carrie formed Apricity Consulting, an agency that offers training, staff and team development, and strategic planning support for organizations and companies. After consulting on a project for Drew, Carrie accepted a position as the Vice President of Training and Development. Her passion for developing Drew’s ‘greatest assets’, their colleagues around the globe, has led to additional responsibilities that afforded Carrie a role as Senior Vice President, Human Capital, Training & Development. As Drew builds out its multiple business verticals, the depth of Drew’s bench of colleagues will become critical.
Outside of work, Carrie sits on multiple non-profit boards, including the Foundation of Possibilities, which she formed in 2013 to help make an immediate impact on children from financially disadvantaged families by giving them the support they need to achieve ‘their best life’. Carrie received her Bachelor’s Degree from Palm Beach Atlantic University and her Master’s Degree from Bay Path University.
Don Cullen joined Drew as the Senior Vice President of Innovation in early 2020. In his 30 years as a research chemist, Don connected the dots from innovation management and industry consortia leadership to B2B marketing and technical communications. Don studied Chemistry and Management of Technology at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, where he was inspired to utilize chemistry as a tool for positive impact on a global scale. At Drew, Don leads a renewed focus on Innovation, connects Strategic Marketing as a cross-functional resource, and commits to effective Communications to better serve our mission-critical global partnerships.