Our Executive Team
AMI Executive Team
Meet our executive team. Together these professionals command a combined experience of more than 90 years in the Industrial Minerals industry. This leadership team is propelling Active Mineral’s successful growth and placing the company at the forefront of technological innovation in industrial minerals markets.
Brad Casper – President and CEO
Joined AMI in 2020 bringing with him a deep background in specialty minerals and mining for global industrial and energy markets. Previously, Casper served as President of U.S. Silica Holdings, Inc. and other roles including Chief Commercial Officer from 2015-2019 and Vice President of Strategy. In these roles he drove U.S. Silica’s expansion and M&A strategy and led the over $1.3 billion acquisition and integration of six companies in specialty minerals, logistics and value-added performance minerals. Before joining U.S. Silica, Casper held various positions at Bain & Company, Inc., including Principal. Casper earned a BS in Accounting from the University of Illinois and an MBA from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.
Dennis Parker – Senior Advisor
Joined AMI in 1984. During his 36 years of service, Parker has transformed AMI from a distributor of minerals and chemicals to a fully integrated, world class producer of kaolin and attapulgite clays. Prior positions held include Business Development Manager, Vice President of Sales and, for the past 24 years, CEO/President. In addition to his role of Senior Advisor, Parker serves on AMI’s Board of Directors. Parker graduated with a BA in Geology from the Indiana University School of Geology and is a specialist in clay mineralogy.
Reynaldo Aloy – Chief Financial Officer
Joined AMI in 2020. Aloy was the senior most finance professional at Sibelco North America’s high purity quartz business where he served as Vice President Finance, after being Unimin’s Vice President Finance, FP&A. Prior to Sibelco, Aloy grew through the ranks at Praxair, from several finance roles in his native South America to Global FP&A Director. Aloy graduated from UFRJ, one of the top ranked Universities in Brazil, with a degree in Economics, then later earned his MBA from the same highly accredited institution.
Chris Coley – General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer
Joined AMI in 2020 bringing more than 25 years of business law experience. Before joining AMI, Coley held a similar position at EP Minerals from 2012-2019 where he was responsible for legal and compliance issues including two substantial asset acquisitions/integrations along with the sale of EP and all its subsidiaries to US Silica. Prior to that, Coley served as General Counsel for a NASDAQ-listed company in the field of nanotechnology and as CEO/General Counsel for a gaming enterprise. Coley earned his law degree at Southwestern University School of Law and a Master of Finance from the University of Illinois.
David Copley – Chief Strategy Officer
Joined AMI in 2021, bringing with him a deep background in industrial minerals, supply chain management, and management consulting, as well as extensive experience in the U.S. public sector. For six years, David held positions of increasing responsibility at U.S. Silica (NYSE: SLCA), including serving as Chief Operating Officer of the company’s Performance Materials business segment. Prior to U.S. Silica, David worked as a strategy consultant at the Boston Consulting Group (BCG), solving strategic challenges for industrial, financial services, aerospace, and public sector clients. As a public sector official, David served at the U.S. State Department as a Deputy Assistant Secretary in the Bureau of Near Eastern Affairs. He also served as an intelligence officer for the U.S. Defense Intelligence Agency and as an officer in the U.S. Navy Reserve. David earned a bachelor’s degree in Economics from the Wharton School and an MBA from Harvard Business School. He is a veteran of the war in Iraq.
Adolfo Blassino – Vice President Global Logistics
Joined AMI in 2012 and currently leads the Company’s logistics and domestic customer service operations. Blassino has 20 years of experience in logistics, distribution and procurement. He has held management positions at Pompeian Oil and Solo Cup. His efforts have led Active Minerals to be recognized for nine consecutive years by the Journal of Commerce as a Top 100 US Exporter. Blassino graduated with an AA in Business Administration from Catonsville Community College. He also serves as President of the US Clay Producers Traffic Association.
Donna Kidd – Vice President of Global Sales
Joined AMI in 2011 advancing to VP of Global Sales after three years in various positions including VP of Global Logistics and Customer Service. Prior to joining AMI, Kidd worked at Sweetheart Cup for 19 years building a strong foundation in customer service, logistics, and supply chain roles. Kidd is a cum laude graduate from Mount St. Mary’s University with a BS in Business.
Chuck Pettit – Vice President of Operations
Joined AMI in 2007 and held prior positions as Operations Manager of Gordon’s Kaolin Division and General Manager of Operations. Prior to joining AMI, Pettit was a Plant Manager at multiple facilities and Corporate Mobile Equipment Manager at Kentucky-Tennessee Clay Co. and Imerys. Pettit’s industry experience and influence have been essential in achieving critical milestones and objectives. Pettit graduated with a BS in Business Management from Rasmussen College and currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Georgia Mining Association.
Susan Hubbel – Director of Human Resources and Employee Safety & Health
Joined AMI in 2006 and held prior positions as Assistant Controller, HR Manager and Director of EH&S. Prior to AMI, Hubbel worked at Sun Automation Group for 18 years managing HR, Accounting, and ESOP Administration. Hubbel provided leadership in the areas of culture, talent, due diligence and integration during her tenure at both organizations including a management buyout, and multiple acquisitions. Hubbel graduated with a BS in Management and Human Resources with honors from American University.
David Ritchey – IT Manager
Joined AMI in 2013 and currently leads the company’s IT operations. Ritchey has 32 years of IT experience. Prior to joining AMI, Ritchey held positions of Operations Manager, East Coast IT Director and owned an IT Consultancy. Ritchey graduated with a BA in Sociology from Augusta State University.