Leadership Team

Resinate Materials Group was founded in 2007 by a small group of investors who were committed to finding a Circular Economy approach to chemicals. Through their unique experiences in the finance, chemical, and energy sectors, they understood the challenges and consequences of developing petroleum-based products. Their vision was to create a company with novel technologies, which could overcome these challenges by exploring the potential of harvesting and upcycling spent petroleum molecules destined for landfills. With a talented team of chemical industry veterans, Resinate is executing that vision.

Brian J. Chermside

Brian J. Chermside
Chief Executive Officer and President
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Rick Tabor

Rick Tabor
Chief Technology Officer
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Kris Weigal

Kris Weigal
Chief Commercial Officer and Business Director
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Angela Smoley

Angela Smoley
Chief Financial Officer
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Mark Vasconcellos

Mark Vasconcellos
Vice President of Sales
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Mark Maxwell

Mark Maxwell
Business Director
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Shakti Mukerjee, Ph.D.

Shakti Mukerjee, Ph.D.
Director of Product Development
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Gary Spilman, Ph.D.

Gary Spilman, Ph.D.
Research Fellow
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Adam Emerson

Adam Emerson
Vice President of Product Technology and Operations
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Brian J. Chermside

Brian Chermside

Chief Executive Officer and President

As CEO and President of Resinate Materials Group, Mr. Chermside is responsible for overseeing the company’s daily operations and strategic activities while ensuring the company operates in a fiscally responsible manner. Prior to joining Resinate, Mr. Chermside had a distinguished career at Dow Corning, which began in 1985 and included a variety of senior level positions including Corporate Vice President, Chief Commercial Officer and Chief Marketing Officer. While at Dow Corning, Mr. Chermside was instrumental in spearheading high-level business-to-business market strategies for new and existing brands including the successful XIAMETER® brand. The body of his work has been recognized internally and by the industry as a whole for its innovation and success.

Throughout his more than 30-year career, Mr. Chermside has demonstrated an ability grow key business units in diverse technical industries by improving efficiency, reducing costs and bringing competitive products to market. Mr. Chermside’s extensive marketing and international experience has yielded proven results around the globe. Mr. Chermside served as Executive Chairman of Multibase Corporation, a France based, Dow Corning owned company that performs specialty compounding activities. Mr. Chermside has a Bachelor of Business and Administration from Central Michigan University and a Master of Business Administration from Youngstown University. He is also a supporter of Junior Achievement and served as a Member of the Worldwide Board of Directors for the organization.

Rick Tabor

Rick Tabor

Chief Technology Officer

Mr. Tabor is responsible for driving strategic initiatives and prioritizing new product development activities at Resinate Materials Group. Mr. Tabor has over 30 years of experience in the development of polyurethane products for diverse industries and has held key R&D and commercial positions. Prior to joining Resinate, Mr. Tabor worked at Stepan Company where his primary responsibility was to drive strategic new business development efforts for key business units. Mr. Tabor also worked at The Dow Chemical Company, where he held a variety of positions with increasing responsibility in R&D and business development. Through his career, Mr. Tabor was named on 42 patents and has produced 15 external publications, and earned his B.S. in Chemistry from Texas A&M University.

Kris Weigal

Kris Weigal

Chief Commercial Officer and Business Director

As Chief Commercial Officer and Business Director, Ms. Weigal is responsible for directing marketing strategy, supply chain and financial activities. With over 29 years of operations, sales and marketing leadership roles in the chemical and peripheral industries, Ms. Weigal brings insight to business strategy for both petro-based and renewable specialty chemical companies.

Prior to joining Resinate, Ms. Weigal held a number of key roles at CHEMCENTRAL/Univar, including VP of Corporate Business Development and VP of Strategic Planning. She also served on the Board of Directors at Continental Chemicals, LLC. At Nanophase Technologies Corporation, she executed market strategies resulting in product development and commercialization of nanotechnology products for coatings, plastics, batteries and polishing industries. Most recently, Ms. Weigal held the position of VP Business Development at BioAmber Inc., leading the sales and commercial activities for North and South America.

Ms. Weigal has a B.S. in Chemistry and Business from University of Wisconsin – Eau Claire and a M.B.A. in Operation and Production Management from University of Wisconsin – Whitewater. She serves on the Board of Directors for Chicago Paint and Coatings Association.

Angela Smoley

Angela Smoley

Chief Financial Officer

As Chief Financial Officer, Ms. Smoley oversees all finance and accounting activities. Ms. Smoley brings broad experience in Finance, General Management and Operations from her experience in the medical device and technology industries.

Prior to Joining Resinate, Ms. Smoley served as CFO of Safety Syringes, Inc. and facilitated the sale of the company to Becton Dickinson in 2012. She also served as CFO of Room 5, an IT consultancy with blue chip clients such as Google, Intel, Broadcom, Walmart and Amazon.

Ms. Smoley holds a B.A. from the University of San Diego and holds both CPA and CGMA designations. She serves as a Member of the Board of Directors for MEPS Real-Time, Inc.

Mark Vasconcellos

Mark Vasconcellos

Vice President of Sales

Mr. Vasconcellos is responsible for overseeing Resinate’s sales activities, which include commercial strategy, managing distributor relationships and leading Resinate’s sales team. Throughout his career, Mr. Vasconcellos has demonstrated success for growing start-up companies and new business units and has made a strong positive impact on companies like Picassian Polymers (Stahl), Alberdingk Boley and Brenntag (Eastech). Mr. Vasconcellos’ 30-plus years of experience in the coatings industry includes in-depth knowledge of resin technologies for diverse commercial applications.

Mark Maxwell

Mark Maxwell

Business Director

As Business Director, Mr. Maxwell is responsible for advancing business development and program growth. With over 30 years of specialty chemicals industry experience, he brings extensive expertise in strategic marketing, new business development, channel management and enterprise pricing. Prior to joining Resinate, Mr. Maxwell enjoyed a successful 30-year career at Dow Corning Corporation, where he held several global leadership roles in marketing, sales, business development and price management, across a wide range of end-markets. Mr. Maxwell holds a B.S. in Business Administration with concentrations in Marketing and Finance from the State University of New York at Buffalo.

Shakti Mukerjee, Ph.D.

Shakti Mukerjee, Ph.D.

Director of Product Development

Dr. Mukerjee leads laboratory and development activities for Resinate’s next generation of polyurethane dispersion products. Dr. Mukerjee has over 25 years of experience investigating and developing polymer based products for numerous industries and applications. Prior to joining Resinate, he worked at BYK Additives, formerly Southern Clay Products, where his research involved the development of new commercial products for the coating, drilling and cosmetic industries. While at Zeon Chemicals, Dr. Mukerjee developed new polymerization techniques that resulted in products for the automotive, medical device and other industries. Dr. Mukerjee has co-authored 15 scientific publications and five U.S. patents and received his doctorate from the University of Miami.

Gary Spilman, Ph.D.

Gary Spilman, Ph.D.

Research Fellow

As Research Fellow, Dr. Spilman is responsible for developing green chemistry product innovations. Prior to joining Resinate, Dr. Spilman worked as a Research Scientist, holding chemist and scientist positions at several companies, including The Dow Chemical Company. He holds a Ph.D. and M.S. in Macromolecular Science and Engineering from the University of Michigan, and a B.S. in Microbiology from Michigan State University. Dr. Spilman has been named on 21 patents and has co-authored 11 scientific publications.

Adam Emerson

Adam Emerson

Vice President of Product Technology and Operations

Mr. Emerson directs laboratory operations for Resinate’s research and development department. In addition to managing Resinate’s laboratory staff, Mr. Emerson supports new product development, leads product scale-up initiatives, provides EH&S oversight and works with Resinate’s commercial team to provide technical product support. Prior to joining Resinate, Mr. Emerson worked in various chemist roles at Silbond Corporation, Environmental Quality, and Evans Analytical Group. During his career, Mr. Emerson has been involved with technical manufacturing support, developed product scale-up procedures and is listed as co-inventor on nine patent documents. Mr. Emerson holds a Bachelor of Science in Biology from the University of Michigan.