Meet Our Team

Rocky Prior – Managing Director

Rocky has over 32 years of experience in the CASE industry and is currently responsible for leading the Azelis Americas CASE commercial team. Rocky has a passion for building high performance teams and he has held a diverse range of senior leadership positions in research and development, sales, marketing, and general management. Prior to joining Azelis Americas CASE in 2014, Rocky was the Americas Sales Manager for Air Products Specialty Additives and most recently their Epoxy Additives business. Rocky began his career with ICI Paints. He is also an entrepreneur and was Co-Founder and President of Southern Diversified Products which developed the world’s first high performance, non-toxic paint. Rocky holds chemistry degrees from the University of Akron and Baldwin Wallace College.

Stephanie Levy – Senior VP, Sales

Stephanie has over 25 years’ experience in the chemical industry where she held several positions in supply chain, customer service and sales.  Prior to joining Azelis, Stephanie was responsible for Arkema Inc.’s North American Molecular Sieve business into the coatings market which included the management of the distribution channel.  Since joining Azelis she has managed the Midwest and Northeast Regions before becoming the Senior Vice President of Sales for all of United States in January 2022.  Stephanie holds a Marketing Degree from Peirce College.

Steve Brownfield – General Manager – US CASE Division

Steve has over 30 years of industry experience in logistics, supply chain, marketing, project management, and operations. He has been instrumental in implementing and expanding best practices within the Americas’ businesses with an emphasis on reducing impaired and expired product. He initiated regular monthly Sales & Operations Planning (S & OP) meetings within many businesses and has worked closely on expanding the use of Demand Planning forecasting software.  In his new role he is as GM of the US CASE Division where he is managing the Operations side of this business.

Kevin McDowell – VP Sales, East

  • 10+ years of experience
  • Univar, Innosource
  • BS, Business Administration, Drexel University

Bob McKie – VP Sales Chicagoland/Upper Midwest Region

  • 25+ years

Julie Biggerstaff –VP, Southeast Sales

  • 28 years industry experience
  • Mead Westvaco, PT Hutchins
  • BS, Chemistry, College of Charleston & PhD, Physical Chemistry, University of Delaware

Mark Dudzic – VP Sales, West

  • 22 years industry experience
  • Rodda Paint, Advanced Color Systems, Flint/ACS
  • BS, Chemistry / Conc. Polymers and Coatings & BS, Aviation Management Technology, Eastern Michigan University

Jon Kleinman – VP of New Business Development

  • 20 years experience
  • Permalite Inc.
  • BS, Chemistry / Conc. Polymers and Coatings , Cal Poly & MS, Physical Chemistry, Cal State

Eva O’Keefe – VP of Principal Development

  • MBA and BS in Industrial-Systems Engineer
  • 26 years experience in specialty chemicals and
  • BS Industrial and Sytems Engineering – The University of Florida
  • MBA – Pepperdine University
  • Work experience: present day Arxada (Arch and Avecia original names), The Horn Company (IMCD), Angus Chemical, GE Betz

Tom Fasteson – VP, Construction Solutions

Shaun Julian – VP of New Business Development

  • 15 + years experience
  • Halocarbon Products, E.M. Sullivan Associates
  • BS, Chemical Engineering, Villanova University & MBA, Rider University

Chris Woolaway – VP of New Business Development

  • 15 years experience in formulation, sales, and management
  • Tnemec, Hentzen Coatings
  • BS, Chemistry, Washburn University

Aaron Rath – Vice President of Principal Management

  • 21 years of experience: BASF Corp, Tri-iso, Archway Sales, Nexeo Solutions
  • University of Michigan, Ross School of Business MBA
  • The Ohio State University, MS Inorganic Chemistry
  • Allegheny College, BS Chemistry
  • Proud father of 4 and husband

Parish Basham – VP of New Business Development

  • 34 years of industry experience
  • Azelis CASE (16 years), Neville Chemical, W. W. Henry & Terra Firma
  • BBA & MBA – University of Texas (Arlington)