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Find us: 1804 Kimberly Park Drive
Dalton, GA
Contact: (706) 226-4114
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Our Team

View our executive team members and read their short biographies by clicking on their name in the tabs below.
Keith Arnold
Chief Executive Officer, President
Guido DeStefano
Chief Science & Technology Officer
Jack Drawdy
VP, Sales & Business Development
Dave Driggers
VP, Engineering and Special Projects
Barry Lassiter
Vice President of Operations

Keith Arnold is currently the President and CEO of MFG Chemical, LLC and a member of the company’s Board of Directors. Keith has played an instrumental role in the company’s growth growth since 2006. As CEO, Keith manages the day-today operations and leads an executive team of five people. He carries more than 30 years of experience in the chemical industry.

Keith is a 1984 graduate of Virginia Tech with a B.S. in Engineering. After working for a number of years in the Nuclear Industry with Bechtel Power Corporation, Keith began his career in the chemical industry with Nalco Chemical Company. He then moved to Kemira, NA at their headquarters. His responsibilities at both companies included Marketing and Sales.

Keith serves on the SOCMA Board of Governors.

karnold@mfgchemical.com

As VP of Engineering and Special Projects, Dave manages all operating activities and directs all engineering projects.

Dave joined MFG in 2012 with more than 30 years of experience in the chemical industry. Dave has extensive experience in product development, engineering, and manufacturing. Dave has actually been associated with the chemical industry his entire life; his grandfather was the founder of Mayo Chemical, a successful company with multiple plants in Georgia and Tennessee.

Dave obtained a BS in Chemical Engineering from Auburn University in 1980.

 

ddriggers@mfgchemical.com

As VP of Sales and Business Development, Jack’s day-to-day responsibilities include contract manufacturing sales, market development, and sales management.

After attending Wofford College, Jack found his way into the chemical industry in 1987 with what is now Brenntag, where he was branch manager at two different locations. He then worked with Chemtura and Ortec, Inc. where he was the contract manufacturing sales manager.

Jack joined MFG Chemical in October 2012.

jdrawdy@mfgchemical.com

With 17 years of technical experience in the oil and gas industry, Guido leads our Research and Quality team.

He graduated with a Doctorate in Chemistry at the University “Federico II” in Naples, Italy, Guido began his journey into the industry: Starting at Lamberti USA in Houston (Texas) as R&D chemist, where he developed additives for well exploration. Guido moved on to work with Shrieve Chemical as a Technical Manager developing new products for the oilfield industry worldwide.

From his position as Technical Manager, Guido transitioned into a Program Manager role for Schlumberger. In that position Guido oversaw research efforts for major customers.

Guido joined the team at MFG in 2017.

gdestefano@mfgchemical.com

Joining MFG Chemical, LLC in 2014 as the Director- Environmental, Health Safety, and Security, Barry now serves as the Vice President of Operations, responsible for our facilities located in Dalton, Georgia and Pasadena, Texas.

Throughout his 40 plus years in the chemical industry with DuPont, INVISTA and MFG Chemical, Barry has served in many roles including EHS&S, Operations, and Maintenance at multiple locations in the southeast.

blassiter@mfgchemical.com