John Lemmex is vice president, Chief Financial Officer, at Covestro LLC. In this role, he is responsible for all aspects of financial management and controlling. He also serves as a member of the company’s U.S. Country Council.
John joined Bayer in 1987 as a process chemist at a rubber operations plant in Sarnia, Ontario, Canada. After transitioning into a business analyst role in 1991, John embarked on a diverse career in financial management, taking on positions of increasing responsibility in the areas of finance, controlling and accounting.
Throughout his career, John gained extensive experience in driving business strategy, business restructuring, planning and reporting. He spent five years at the Bayer headquarters in Leverkusen, Germany, where he led the restructuring of the Bayer Polymers and MaterialScience controlling functions.
In addition to his daily responsibilities, John plays a role in the global Controlling Management Committee, Corporate Compliance & Risk Management Committee and Covestro LLC’s pension committee. He also serves on the boards of directors for the Civic Light Opera in Pittsburgh.
A native of Canada, John earned his bachelor’s degree in chemistry from McMaster University and his master’s in business administration from Syracuse University. He also holds a CPA from The Chartered Public Accountants Association of Ontario and a CPA from the Ohio Society of Certified Public Accountants.
John is married to Lisa, has two children, Heather and Brendon, and resides in Cranberry Township, Pennsylvania.