Executive Management


Keith Arnold


Chief Executive Officer | President


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.


Dave Driggers


Vice President, Operations


As VP of Operations, 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.



Jack Drawdy


Vice President, Sales & Business Development

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


After attended 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.


Guido DeStefano


Chief Science & Technology Officer


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


Paul Nicolai


Chief Financial Officer

As Chief Financial Officer Paul Nicolai manages the financial needs of MFG.

Receiving his bachelor degree in Accounting, and his masters in Strategic Management and Finance from the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Paul began his career in public accounting with Price Waterhouse in Minneapolis as part of the audit group and remains an actively licensed Certified Public Accountant. Paul transitioned from public accounting to private business where he has held financial leadership roles in a variety of manufacturing settings over the years focused on leading business improvement efforts and developing cost accounting processes. Most recently Paul was the CFO for O’Sullivan Films Inc. where he played a strategic role in business financial improvements.

Paul joined the team at MFG in 2017.