Ian Rhodes — Chief Executive Officer and Director. Mr. Rhodes was appointed as Chief Executive Officer of the Company on December 5, 2016 and became a director of the Company on December 2, 2017. Mr. Rhodes previously served as Chief Financial Officer of the Company from February 2016 to July 2017. Mr. Rhodes previously served as the Chief Financial Officer of Calmare Therapeutics Incorporated, a biotherapeutic company furthering proprietary and patented pain mitigation and wound care technologies, from 2014 to 2016. As Chief Financial Officer, Mr. Rhodes was responsible for all financial and accounting matters, including SEC reporting. From 2012 to 2014, Mr. Rhodes was an independent consultant and entrepreneur and his activities included leading an investor/management group in assessing a potential multi-location franchised food concept. From 2009 to 2012, he served as the Vice President, Chief Accounting Officer, and Treasurer of Arch Capital, where he had overall responsibility for SEC and GAAP technical matters. Finally, from 1994 to 2009, Mr. Rhodes was with PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, where he served as a Senior Manager from 1994 to 2004 and as Audit Senior Manager from 2004 to 2009, during which time he worked with some of the firm’s largest and most technically challenging audit clients. Mr. Rhodes brings to the Board of Directors valuable financial, accounting and investment experience across a variety of industries.
Brian Gelman – Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Gelman became Chief Financial Officer of the Company on July 5, 2017. Mr. Gelman has nearly 20 years of experience in the areas of accounting and finance, including serving as a senior financial officer of a public company. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Gelman held various positions of increasing responsibility, including Interim Chief Financial Officer, Chief Accounting Officer, Corporate Controller and Assistant Controller, with Warren Resources, Inc., a publicly traded independent energy company, from April 2002 to March 2016. From August 1998 to April 2002, Mr. Gelman was employed at EisnerAmper, LLP, an accounting firm. Mr. Gelman received a Bachelor of Science in Finance from the State University of New York at Old Westbury, located in Old Westbury, New York.
Richard Geib – Chief Operating Officer. Mr. Geib was appointed Chief Operating Officer on April 27, 2018. Mr. Geib was appointed as Executive Vice President – Additives and Glycols on December 28, 2016. Mr. Geib previously served as the Company’s Chief Technical Officer, developing the Company’s GlyEco Technology™ from November 2011 to December 2015. Prior to that, Mr. Geib was employed for over twenty years with the Monsanto Company, a multinational agrochemical and agricultural biotechnology company, serving in various functions including engineering, manufacturing, marketing and sales. Mr. Geib served as Global Recycling Technologies’ Director of Technology and Development from July 2007 until the merger. Since 2002, Mr. Geib has served as the President of WEBA, which develops advanced additive packages for antifreeze and heat transfer fluid and used glycol treatment processes, including re-distillation and recovery technology. Under Mr. Geib’s direction, WEBA launched its additive sales into Canada and Mexico. From 1998 through 2002, Mr. Geib served as President of Additives Inc., a former chemical division of Silco Distributing Co., where he developed new products, added many domestic customers, began industry trade show participation, became chairman of ASTM Coolants Committee, and established a laboratory, customer service, production, and sales department. From 1994 to 1998, Mr. Geib served as the Manager of the Chemical Division of Silco Distributing Company, where he developed and grew his division, developed products, designed a production plant, negotiated contracts for outside production, wrote marketing and technical literature, developed and implemented a sales program, arranged freight, and managed cash flow. From 1990 to 1994, Mr. Geib served as the President of Chemical Sales Company. From 1969 through 1989, Mr. Geib held several positions with Monsanto Company, including, Director of Sales, Detergents and Phosphates Division; Director, Process Chemicals, Europe/Africa at Monsanto’s Europe/Africa Headquarters, Brussels, Belgium; Strategic and Financial Planning Director, Process Chemicals Division; Business Manager for Maleic Anhydride, Chlor-Alkali, Phosphate Esters, Fumaric Acid, etc.; Plant Manager Monsanto’s W.G. Krummrich Plant; Operations Superintendent at Monsanto’s W.G. Krummrich Plant; Production Supervisor for the 4-Nitrodiphenylamine Chlorine and Caustic Soda/Potash plants; and Design and Plant Engineer at World Headquarters.
Michael Olsson – Executive Vice President – Consumer Segment. Mr. Olsson was appointed Executive Vice President – Consumer Segment on April 27, 2018, which was a renaming of his previous titles. Mr. Olsson was appointed as Vice President of Sales & Marketing of the Company effective on May 29, 2017 and became Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of the Company’s Consumer segment effective December 11, 2017. Mr. Olsson previously served as Vice President of Sales at Kauffman Tire from February 2014 to May 2017, where he was directly responsible for the operations and sales for the 62 stores in the southeast United States and served as a member of the Kauffman Tire Executive Leadership Team. From March 2006 to February 2014, Mr. Olsson worked at Sears Holdings, where he served under multiple field positions, including Region Manager with the Automotive Group in which he directly managed 215 stores during his tenure. Under Mr. Olsson’s leadership at Sears Holdings, , he was directly responsible for sales and operations for the $300 million in sales revenue while managing all assets and people for 18 districts across 14 states in the southeast of the United States. Mr. Olsson also served his country with active duty enlistment for the United States Air Force from January 2001 to March 2006 as a Combat Command Post Controller. Mr. Olsson is also a veteran with active campaign deployments for Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom while serving with the NATO Joint Task Force in national security operations. Mr. Olsson brings a wealth of experience and knowledge about the automotive industry and operations, including management of multi-location business.
Dennis Kelly – Executive Vice President – Industrial Segment. Mr. Kelly was appointed Executive Vice President – Industrial Segment on April 27, 2018. Mr. Kelly joined the Company in September 2017 and previously served as the Company’s Vice President of Business Development. Mr. Kelly has worked in the antifreeze/engine coolant industry for approximately 20 years. He started his career in 1998 as a Research and Development Chemist, at Dober Chemical, an additive technology provider for engine coolants and heat transfer fluids. During his time at Dober Chemical, Mr. Kelly held several key positions in technology, business development, and management. Mr. Kelly holds leadership positions in several international industry organizations. Since 2011, he has served as the Chairman of the Antifreeze Committee at NORA, an association of responsible recyclers. In addition, for more than four years, Mr. Kelly has served as the Chairman of the ASTM Committee on Industrial Heat Transfer Fluids. He also worked to patent over a dozen industrial chemical applications. Mr. Kelly holds a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry and Biology from Xavier University, and an MBA from the University of Phoenix.