As President of SGI, Justin P. Dunlap bridges the business strategy between SGI and Standard Industries in the mission to build a better world. Dunlap oversees the growth and direction of SGI, bringing more than 20 years of mining and manufacturing experience to the organization.
During his tenure at the helm of SGI, Dunlap has driven efforts to transform the organization’s business model from focusing solely on creating innovative roofing solutions to becoming a multifaceted company that manufactures roofing, building materials, and agricultural products. With time spent working at three of SGI’s four mining locations and over a decade of previous responsibility for all operations, he gleaned rich experience and deep understanding in every department at SGI.
Prior to SGI, Dunlap worked in health care, performing systems integration work for Summit Health. He also worked in industrial automation for Frick Controls, now a division of Johnson Controls.
Dunlap holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Mount St. Mary’s University and earned a master’s degree in business administration from the University of Michigan’s Ross School of Business.
Matthew McClure leads EHS regulatory compliance efforts, as well as, capital, process engineering, long-term mine planning, strategy, and permitting. With time spent in the U.S. coal industry and almost 20 years’ experience in regulatory compliance and permitting, he has significant knowledge in federal and state permitting, water treatment, reclamation, and strategy for mine success. McClure fundamentally changed how SGI interacts with key stakeholders such as regulatory agencies and communities that neighbor facilities. He also has led efforts to develop processes that support SGI’s environmental and safety priorities to improve performance and compliance while reducing risk and liability.
Prior to SGI, McClure worked for a number of public companies in the coal industry, including Patriot Coal, Peabody Energy, and Alpha Natural Resources.
McClure holds multiple certifications in surface mining, wastewater treatment, impoundment and compliance inspection from state and federal agencies, as well as a Certificate in Financial Analysis (For Nonfinancial Managers) from The University of Chicago Booth School of Business. He graduated cum laude from the University of Charleston with a bachelor’s degree in Biology and Environmental Science, and minors in Chemistry and Organizational Leadership.
Damean Speck leads finance and purchasing efforts at SGI, advising senior management on financial planning, budgeting, cash flow, investment priorities, and policy matters. In his role, he is responsible for analyzing SGI’s financial results with respect to profits, trends, costs, and compliance with budgets. He also supports a staff of 16 in the management of all accounting operations; supplier diversification and relations; negotiation of contracts; and management of inventory control.
Prior to SGI, Speck led a finance and administration team as Vice President of Finance, North America, at Voith Turbo, and has been responsible for financial operations in a global setting.
Speck holds a bachelor’s degree in economics from North Carolina State University and is a Certified Management Accountant (CMA).
With over 29 years of industrial experience in materials and coatings development, Dr. Daniel Rardon leads SGI’s Research & Development team responsible for new product development, technical service, and customer and manufacturing support, managing the work of SGI’s Technical Center. In his role, he optimized efficiencies in the lab and implemented a new product development process. He and his team were responsible for SGI’s new reflective granule lines, the richest reflective shingle products available. More recently, he led efforts to develop a new granule post-treatment to solve temporary asphalt staining on new shingle installations.
Prior to SGI, Dr. Rardon managed teams focused on innovation and emerging technologies at PPG industries and Valspar, driving commercial launches of compliant and BPA epoxy-free coating, extrusion-applied coating films, and oxygen and carbon dioxide barrier materials.
Dr. Rardon holds a bachelor’s degree in Chemistry from Miami University and Ph.D. in Organic Chemistry from University of Cincinnati, as well as an Executive MBA Essentials certificate from Katz Business School at the University of Pittsburgh. He has served on or led four industrial advisory boards at the U.S. DOE and Penn State University; was Director and Chairman on the Board of Directors of the PA NanoMaterials Commercialization Center; and is a voting member of the Technical Committee of the Cool Roof Rating Council. He holds more than 40 U.S. patents and is credited with numerous publications.
Timothy Dull, PHR, SHRM-CP has more than 18 years’ experience in his field, leading SGI’s team of seven human resources professionals in all aspects of HR including staffing, compensation, benefits, labor regulations compliance, employee relations, training and development.
In leading HR efforts for SGI, Dull has implemented organizational development processes such as talent development, succession planning, and performance management. He also has established new interview and selection processes.
Prior to SGI, Dull worked more than two decades for YRC Freight, formerly Roadway Express, and YRC Glen Moore, subsidiaries of YRC Worldwide, holding multiple operations management and HR roles.
Dull holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Shippensburg University and earned certificates from Villanova University in Professional Human Resource Management and from Cornell University in Labor Relations — Collective Bargaining Studies. He holds certifications as a Professional in Human Resources (PHR) and a SHRM Certified Professional (SHRM-CP).
As Senior Director of Innovation & Sustainability, Jason is responsible for SGI's sustainability program and managing external partnerships to develop new products and technologies.
Clark brings more than 17 years of research and manufacturing experience in the petrochemical and mining industries. His expertise in materials and process engineering will help SGI to expand into new markets and adopt new technologies that enhance operational sustainability.
Prior to SGI, Clark worked to develop sustainable materials and manufacturing processes with Braskem America. He also worked in product development and manufacturing at Total Petrochemicals & Refining USA, now TotalEnergies Petrochemicals & Refining USA.
Clark holds a bachelor's and PhD in chemical engineering from University of Houston.
James (Mike) Cahill leads SGI’s five plants located in Annapolis, MO; Blue Ridge Summit, PA; Ione, CA; and Pembine, WI, in the manufacturing of roofing, industrial minerals, and agricultural products to ensure quality production of materials to fulfill customer volume needs.
Before becoming part of SGI’s executive leadership team, Cahill held roles as Site Manager and Maintenance Manager at the Charmian facility in Blue Ridge Summit. Cahill brings more than 35 years’ experience in mining and manufacturing operations. Prior to SGI, Cahill worked at numerous Cargill Salt and Deicing Technology operations for 20 years, holding both corporate and local roles in operations, and maintenance and reliability.
Cahill holds a bachelor’s degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of Southwestern Louisiana.
With three decades’ experience in the roofing industry, Doug Cechovic leads SGI’s roofing sales strategy, supporting new business growth and existing customer needs while maximizing operational production capacities. He also bridges the gap between technical innovation and solutions that meet customers’ evolving needs.
Most recently, Cechovic was SGI’s Director, Quality Assurance and worked to advance the company’s quality management system and processes at all SGI facilities. He also was involved in weathering testing, new product development, and product specification development and testing compliance. Prior to joining SGI, he worked in the roofing industry in both Quality and R&D and as an environmental consultant.
Cechovic has a bachelor’s degree in Biology and Chemistry from Indiana University in Bloomington.