Fri, July 21, 2017
Vice Chairman, SI Group
SI Group is a leading global supplier of chemical intermediate and specialty resins with annual sales of approximately $1.5 billion. SI Group was founded in 1906 by Howard Wright and was originally known as the Schenectady Varnish Works. Today, SI Group has 20 sites in 10 countries and employs 2700 people.
Ashley G. Palm is Vice Chairman of SI Group and is a Trustee on the Wright Family Foundation. Ashley was also Corporate Secretary for many years. Ashley has a BS in Industrial Relations from the University of North Carolina, at Chapel Hill and began working for the Company in 1988. Ashley is a fourth generation family member. Experience in the company included Customer Service, International Division Manager, and Human Resources.
By 2007, there had been four G4 members working in the business for close to two decades when it was decided, as Board Members, we could not properly function in our operational roles reporting to the President and COO. There are currently no family members working in the business.
Ashley loves to walk outdoors and enjoys spending time with family. Ashley and Bram have been married 14 years and have a blended family of four adult children. They spend their time between Syracuse, NY and Tiburon, CA.