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SI Group Appoints New Vice President Global Human Resources & Communications

SCHENECTADY, NY – June 19, 2017 – SI Group, a leading global developer and manufacturer of chemical intermediates, specialty resins, and solutions, announced today the appointment of Brooke A. Manrique to the position of Vice President, Human Resources & Communications, effective July 1, 2017.

“Brooke’s nearly 20-year career spans the globe, traversing a wide variety of industries and roles, in both the private and nonprofit sectors,” said Frank Bozich, SI Group President & CEO. “Her diverse range of professional experiences coupled with her strong business acumen and global consciousness make her a welcome addition to our executive team.”

“The transformational power of people has been an inspiration over the course of my career,” said Manrique. “In keeping with the mission of SI Group, I welcome the opportunity to build upon our tradition of world-class business excellence through superior employee and stakeholder engagement.”

In 2015, Manrique led SI Group’s global brand transformation, an 18-month project that impacted customers in over 90 countries and facilities on five continents. Among her many other contributions to SI Group, Manrique led global communications related to the acquisition of assets from Albemarle Corporation (NYSE:ALB) in September 2014. The transaction, the largest in SI Group’s history, included manufacturing sites in Orangeburg, South Carolina, United States and Jinshan, China. The expansion positioned SI Group as one of the top three global suppliers of ibuprofen. She joined the company in January 2013 as the global public relations and marketing communications manager, and since that time has held several leadership roles within the organization. Manrique earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in international relations and Russian area studies from American University in Washington D.C., and a Master of Business Administration degree from the Robert H. Smith School of Business at the University of Maryland.

Other members of SI Group’s executive leadership team include:

  • Frank A. Bozich, President and Chief Executive Officer
  • Richard P. Barlow, Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer
  • Stephen Haller, Senior Vice President, North America
  • Philip Ingham, Senior Vice President, Strategy and New Business Development
  • Paul Tilley, Senior Vice President, Business Excellence and Global Key Accounts
  • Christopher K. Cornille, Vice President, Supply Chain Services
  • Emmanuel Hess, Vice President, Asia Pacific
  • Thomas J. Masterson, Vice President and General Counsel
  • Andreas Missy, Vice President, Europe, Middle East, and Africa
  • João Paulo Porto, Vice President, South America

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About SI Group

SI Group is a leading global developer and manufacturer of chemical intermediates, specialty resins, and solutions that are critical to the quality and performance of countless industrial and consumer goods. Founded in 1906 and headquartered in Schenectady, New York, SI Group is a family-owned company with over 2,800 employees worldwide. SI Group operates 20 manufacturing facilities on five continents with over $1 billion in annual sales. In 2017, SI Group received its second silver award for corporate social responsibility by EcoVadis, and is ranked among the top 10 percent of more than 30,000 worldwide companies. SI Group is The Substance Inside. For more information, visit

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