Tom Petti Senior Director

  • EducationUniversity of Delaware
    University of Maryland
  • ExperienceW. R. Grace & Co.
    GCP Applied Technologies
    Grace Construction Products
    Vandelay Management
  • Board RolesJ&K Ingredients
    Luxium Solutions
    Tilley Distribution
    Phoenix Flavors and Fragrances

Dr. Petti is a Senior Director at SK Capital, working with management teams to improve the performance of portfolio companies. He currently serves on the Board of Directors of Luxium Solutions, Tilley Distribution, J&K Ingredients, and Phoenix Flavors and Fragrances.

Dr. Petti brings extensive experience in the specialty chemicals industry. Prior to joining SK Capital, he served as President of Refining Technologies at W. R. Grace & Co. (“Grace”), a division that develops, manufactures, and sells catalysts used by refineries to improve the production efficiency and quality of transportation fuels and petrochemical feedstocks, and also represented Grace as a shareholder in Advanced Refining Technologies, the market leader in hydroprocessing catalysts and a joint venture with Chevron. Prior to that, he served as President of Grace Construction Products from 2013 until Grace spun off the business into a separate publicly listed company, GCP Applied Technologies. Before rejoining Grace in 2012, he co-founded Vandelay Management, a strategy, marketing, and business development consultancy specializing in the chemical, petrochemical, refining, and biofuels industries, serving clients including Grace, Ascend Performance Materials, CB&I, and Praxair.

Dr. Petti holds a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering from the University of Maryland, an M.B.A. from Duke University, and a Ph.D. in chemical engineering from the University of Delaware.