Executive Leadership

Our executive leadership team inspires a global workforce of over 3,000 employees, all operating with the goal of providing exceptional service to our customers.

Meet our Executives.

David Bradley
President & Chief Executive Officer

David joined SI Group as President & Chief Executive Officer in March 2019. He comes to SI Group having most recently served as President and CEO of Nexeo Solutions, an international distributor of chemicals, plastics, composites and environmental services, since 2011.

Previously, David spent seven years at Kraton Performance Polymers, Inc. where he held several key executive positions including Chief Operating Officer, Vice President of Global Operations, and Vice President of Business Transformation. Prior to joining Kraton, he served as the Lexan Manufacturing Manager at GE Plastics’ Mount Vernon, Indiana, site. Mr. Bradley served in a variety of leadership positions for GE Plastics from 1994 to 2004, which included roles in business process development and Six Sigma.

David holds a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from the University of Louisville, Kentucky.

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Mike Farnell
Senior Vice President, General Counsel

Mike joined SI Group in 2020, responsible for global legal and regulatory affairs. He comes to SI Group with a strong combination of legal experience and business leadership, having most recently led several global functional teams at Nexeo Solutions, including a role as Chief Legal Officer. Prior to Nexeo, Mike strengthened his legal experience at firms throughout Texas, including TPG Capital, L.P. in Fort Worth and Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP in Dallas.

Mike holds a B.A. from Trinity University, as well as degrees from Southern Methodist University in Dallas including a J.D. from the Dedman School of Law and an MBA from the Cox School of Business.

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Joey Gullion
Senior Vice President, Chief Commercial Officer

Joey joined SI Group as Senior Vice President & President – Additives in September 2019. He comes to SI Group having most recently served as Vice President of Focused Industries for Univar Solutions, overseeing the combined market-focused specialties businesses of Univar and Nexeo Solutions. He joined Nexeo Solutions in October 2011 as Vice President of Marketing for the Chemicals business. Before that, he served in several capacities for Curtiss Wright Flow Control from 2008 through 2011, most recently as General Manager of their Valves & Mechanisms group. Prior to Curtiss Wright, Joey was the Vice President of Marketing for Alimak Hek Inc.

He holds a B.S. degree in Marketing from the University of Minnesota and an M.B.A. from Rice University.

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Brooke Manrique
Senior Vice President, Human Resources & Communications

Brooke joined SI Group in 2013 as Public Relations and Marketing Communications Manager. She has since held several leadership roles within the organization, including Senior Director, Global Talent Development, Brand & Communications. In that role, she led the company’s global talent and leadership development strategy, employee engagement initiatives, succession planning, and early career programs. In 2015, Brooke directed SI Group’s global brand transformation, an 18-month project that impacted customers in over 90 countries and facilities on five continents.

Prior to joining SI Group, Brooke held leadership roles in a variety of industries including telecommunications, financial, education, non-profit and public affairs. Her 20-year career encompasses a diverse range of functions including human resources, communications, strategic marketing and strategy development.

Brooke earned a bachelor’s degree in international relations and Russian area studies from American University in Washington D.C., and an MBA from the Robert H. Smith School of Business at the University of Maryland.

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Wei Ru
Senior Vice President, Engineering & Process Technology

Ru has nearly 40 years of chemical engineering industry experience and has held several management and executive roles.

Prior to joining SI Group in 2018, Ru served as Senior Vice President, Engineering at Addivant for five years, at its inception, as part of the Chemtura acquisition. Prior to Chemtura, Ru worked for Ciba Shanghai, Ciba and BASF U.S. for nearly 20 years, and she also spent 12 years working with the Sinopec Gaoqiao Chemical Engineering Design Institute of China.

Ru was born and raised in Shanghai and moved to the U.S. in 1999. She graduated from the East China University of Science and Technology, Shanghai School with a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering and she is fluent in Chinese and English.

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Paul Tilley
Senior Vice President & President, Chemical Intermediates & Industrial Resins

Paul has over 25 years of experience in the chemical industry, beginning his career at SI Group as a plant engineer in 1993. Paul then went on to hold several roles including a four-year assignment in England as the Managing Director of SI Group-UK, Ltd.

Returning to the U.S. in 2003, Paul assumed the role of Vice President of the Chemical Division. In 2008, as Senior Vice President of SI Group, he led the transformation to a market-focused organization and is credited with the development of the company’s first global market strategy.

In 2013, Paul was appointed Senior Vice President, North America and Global Key Accounts. In 2016, Paul was appointed Senior Vice President, Business Excellence and Global Key Accounts overseeing commercial and operational excellence, and as a result of his longstanding customer relationships, all global key accounts. In his current role, Paul leads the Chemical Intermediates & Industrial Resins strategic business unit as well as our combined Commercial and Customer Service teams and Procurement teams globally.

Paul graduated from the University of Louisiana Lafayette with a bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering.

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Patrick Weinberg
Senior Vice President & Chief Financial Officer

Patrick has nearly three decades of deep financial expertise and a strong background in global specialty chemicals and pharmaceuticals. Prior to joining SI Group in 2018, Patrick is credited with being one of the first employees of Addivant, a leading global supplier of specialty additives, and an SK Capital portfolio company since 2013.

In 2012, Patrick joined SK Capital Partners as an Operating Partner to help acquire the Addivant business from Chemtura. He assumed the role of Chief Financial Officer at Addivant in 2013. Prior to that, he held several executive positions at Royal DSM in Europe and the U.S. in nutrition, pharma and specialty chemicals.

Patrick earned a Doctoral degree in auditing, a Bachelor of Science degree in economics, and an MBA from the University of Tilburg in the Netherlands. Patrick was born, raised and educated in the Netherlands, working internationally for almost 30 years, and coming to the U.S. 18 years ago.

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Deborah Patterson
Rich White
Senior Vice President, Manufacturing & EHSQ

Rich has more than 30 years of manufacturing expertise in leading Fortune 500 and private equity-owned organizations. In his current role, he leads Manufacturing & EHSQ as well as our customer fulfillment organization that combines Planning, Distribution, and Logistics. Prior to joining SI Group in 2018, Rich served as Chief Supply Chain Officer at Addivant.

Prior to joining SI Group in 2018, Rich served as Chief Supply Chain Officer at Addivant. Rich has more than 30 years of manufacturing expertise in leading Fortune 500 and private equity-owned organizations.

Prior to his experience at Addivant, Rich served as Chief Operations Officer at Avantor Performance Materials and for the solar division of STR Holdings, Inc. He also served as Vice President of Manufacturing & Supply Chain at Vertellus Specialities, Inc., as well as leading roles at E.I. Dupont de Nemours & Co., Honeywell International and Celanese Corporation. Rich has deep experience and business acumen in driving manufacturing excellence on a global scale.

Rich holds a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering from Mississippi State University.

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