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John Chiminski
Chair and CEO at Catalent, Inc.


John Chiminski was named President and Chief Executive Officer of Catalent, Inc. in March 2009 and appointed Chair of the Catalent Board in October 2016.

Mr. Chiminski partnered with the PE firm Blackstone to complete a carve-out of the Catalent business from Cardinal Health and transform it to its current position as a market leader in bio-pharma services. Included in that transformation was a successful IPO in 2014 and the transition to a fully independent public company in October 2016. Under a decade of his leadership, Catalent’s revenue grew 8% CAGR at constant currency and its enterprise value more than tripled to $11 billion.

Mr. Chiminski has a diversified medical diagnostics and pharmaceutical background that includes operations leadership, product development and services with a track record of growing global businesses.

He joined Catalent after more than 20 years at GE Healthcare where he held several senior leadership roles. From 2007 until 2009, Mr. Chiminski served as President and CEO of GE Medical Diagnostics, a global business with sales of $1.9 billion. From 2005 to 2007, he served as Vice President and General Manager of GE Healthcare’s global magnetic resonance business, and from 2001 to 2005, Mr. Chiminski served as Vice President and General Manager of Global Healthcare Services. Earlier in his career, Mr. Chiminski held a series of cross-functional leadership positions in both operations and engineering, including GE Medical Systems’ assignments in France.

Mr. Chiminski holds a bachelor’s degree from Michigan State University and a master’s degree from Purdue University, both in electrical engineering, as well as a master’s degree in management from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University. In 2012, he received a Distinguished Engineering Alumni award from Purdue for his record of accomplishments. He previously served as a director for Graham Packaging as well as DJO Global and is currently the Chairman of Purdue’s Electrical and Computer Engineering advisory board.

Married with three children, Mr. Chiminski resides in the greater New York area.