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SCHENECTADY, NY – May 6, 2013 – SI Group, Inc. today announced Frank A. Bozich as its new President and Chief Executive Officer, effective May 28, 2013. Mr. Bozich succeeds Stephen J. Large, who recently announced his retirement concluding a successful tenure as President and CEO of the company.
Mr. Bozich comes to SI Group after serving as President of BASF’s Catalysts Division, a global market supplier of environmental and process catalysts. Previously, he held other strategic leadership positions within BASF, including Group Vice President, Precious and Base Metal Services, and Group Vice President, Integration Management Office.
Prior to BASF, Mr. Bozich was Group Vice President, Enterprise Technologies and Ventures at Engelhard Corporation, which was acquired by BASF in 2006. He has held leadership positions at Rohm and Haas, now a wholly owned subsidiary of The Dow Chemical Company, and Croda Adhesives, Inc. He also founded Apex Adhesives, which was sold to Croda in 1993.
“Frank is a seasoned executive with deep industry knowledge, strong leadership skills, and an entrepreneurial spirit,” states Wallace A. Graham, SI Group Chairman of the Board. “His background, experience and style make him uniquely qualified to lead us in achieving our growth objectives.”
Mr. Bozich holds a bachelor’s degree in chemistry and a master’s degree in business administration from the University of Chicago, as well as a master’s degree in chemistry from the University of Illinois.
About SI Group
SI Group is a family-owned company founded in 1906 and headquartered in Schenectady, New York. A leading global developer and manufacturer of phenolic resins, alkylphenolic resins, alkylated phenols and other chemical intermediates, SI Group operates 20 facilities in 10 countries around the world. For more information about SI Group, visit www.siigroup.com.
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