Tom Ermi serves as Vice President, General Counsel of AgroFresh Solutions, Inc. where he is responsible for the establishment and enforcement of AgroFresh’s Code of Business Conduct and policies, public company reporting requirements, maintenance of the company’s global legal entity structure, management of AgroFresh’s IP portfolio, administration of routine contractual matters and the handling of legal claims, among other things.
From 2009 to 2015, Tom was the Managing Attorney in the Dow Chemical Company Legal Department where he served as the Commercial Legal Director and member of the Management Team for Dow’s $2.2 billion global Electronic Materials Business. He joined Rohm and Haas Company in 2000, serving as the Commercial Legal Director and member of the Management Team for the Electronic Materials business as well as the Powder Coatings and Automotive Coatings businesses.
In his 15 years with Dow and Rohm and Haas, Tom has been involved in dozens of M&A transactions in North America, Europe and Asia Pacific and has closed deals with an aggregate transaction value exceeding $4 billion.
He began his legal career in 1992 as an Associate at Duane Morris & Heckscher in Philadelphia where he worked first as a commercial litigator and then as a commercial lawyer. Prior to that, he was as an auditor for Price Waterhouse in Philadelphia.
Tom holds a degree in Accounting from Villanova University (1986) and a law degree from the University of Pennsylvania (1992).