Our Mission

Our proprietary technology provides a circular solution to the economic and environmental challenges facing both end-of-life tire (ELT) disposal and Carbon Black production.

Pyrolyx answers two questions. First, how does the world dispose of the mounting number of end-of-life tires in a sustainable and cost-efficient manner? Second, how do we produce Carbon Black to meet growing demand and do so without hurting the environment more than we already have?

Our process disrupts the convention of only replying to either the economic or environmental concerns underlying these questions. By recycling end-of-life tires into recovered Carbon Black we eliminate strains on the environment and on society, substantially reducing carbon dioxide emissions, while also creating a product to fulfill a need.

Our business model is the product of impact investment thinking, driving both financial returns and positive, quantifiable environmental impacts. We solve two problems—disposal of waste tires and reduction of carbon dioxide emissions, driving a mutually beneficial conversation between environmental and economic goals.

Management Team

Michael Triguboff
Michael TriguboffCEO, Pyrolyx AG
Michael Triguboff is an experienced investment banker with extensive experience as a Director on numerous public and private companies in Asia, the US and Australia. He was a global partner of Lazard Freres & Co. and founder and owner of MIR Investment Management Group, an institutional fund manager specialising in Asia Pacific equities. He has a BA (Syd), LLB (UNSW), MBA (NYU), MBSys (Monash), MCS (UIUC/Columbia), LLM (Syd/ Melb) and MCrim (Syd).
Thomas Redd
Thomas ReddCEO Pyrolyx USA
Thomas Redd has been Chief Executive Officer of Pyrolyx USA, Inc. since December 2016, having previously been president and Chief Executive Officer of Reklaim, Inc. prior to its joint venture with Pyrolyx AG to form Pyrolyx USA, Inc. Mr. Redd is a licensed Professional Civil Engineer in the State of Washington, holds a Masters of Business Administration degree, a Masters of Science degree in Environmental Engineering, and a Bachelors of Science degree in Aerospace Engineering.
Andy F Stecher
Andy F StecherCFO Pyrolyx USA
Andy Stecher became Chief Financial Officer of Pyrolyx USA, Inc. in November 2018. Prior to this, he was CEO of Plasmatreat North America, Inc. and worked in executive management of US subsidiaries for German-headquartered companies in the manufacturing industry throughout most of his career. Mr. Stecher holds a Masters Degree (MBA) of Benedictine University, Lisle, IL, a Bachelor Degree in business administration of DePaul University, Chicago, IL. Andy Stecher is a Senior Professional Human Resources (SPHR – SHRM) and holds a Licensed Banker Certificate of Germany (IHK).
James Van Laar
James Van LaarCOO Pyrolyx USA
James Van Laar became Chief Operating Officer of Pyrolyx USA, Inc. in March 2019. He has held over 30 years’ global management responsibility, both at Worley Parsons Inc. and Kellogg, Brown Root (KBR) over multiple lump sum engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) projects. At Pyrolyx he will be instrumental in accelerating Pyrolyx’ roll out programme of further production facilities. Jim has a B.S. and M.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Michigan.
Steve Renegar
Steve RenegarVP Sales Pyrolyx USA
Steve Renegar has over 42 years’ experience in the commodity and specialty chemical markets. He is an experienced senior-level manager and has held positions in sales and marketing, laboratory management, quality control and service functions, and technical and customer service. He received a BS degree from Southwestern College, a MS degree from Pittsburg State University, and an MBA degree from the University of Texas.

Supervisory Board

David A. SteeleChairman of the Board
David Steele serves as board chair at Central Earthmoving Company P/L. He recently served as Group Managing Director for the international engineering company WorleyParsons, based in Houston. David holds an MBA from Heriot-Watt University and is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
William BestBoard Member
William Best has over 30 years of experience in investment banking and stockbroking, having been co-head of Macquarie Equity Capital Markets (ECM) at Macquarie Group Limited. He joined Macquarie Bank in 1988 and was also a key player in the Initial Public Offerings (IPOs) of numerous public company entities in Australia and offshore, especially in the listed infrastructure space. Mr. Best has an LLB and B.Comm from Melbourne University and an M.Comm in Finance from the University of New South Wales.
Bernhard MederBoard Member
Bernhard Meder is an entrepreneur and founder of the Meder Electronic Group, which he has established as a market leader in the field of electromagnetic component production. The company, which is also located in the US and Asia, was successfully sold in 2012. Mr. Meder is CEO of Meder Holding AG in Switzerland and founder of M-Invest GmbH in Germany.
Stephen RobertsBoard Member
Stephen Roberts is an experienced company director of both listed and private commercial enterprises. Mr. Roberts most recently was Regional Chief Executive Officer of Mercer Investments Asia Pacific and Chief Executive Officer of Russell Investments, Australasia. Throughout his career, he has advised large investment, superannuation and financial service companies. on corporate governance and investment strategies. Mr. Roberts has a B. Bus. from UTS, an MBA from INSEAD and is a CFA holder.

Pyrolyx Terre Haute Plant Construction Time-Lapse

Our History

Our innovative technology and operating expertise are the result of over 25 years of combined development and investment. Beginning with small-scale pilot plants in Holland and Germany, we originally expanded to complete production on large commercial facilities in Germany, and most recently in Terre Haute, Indiana. The latter of these is our first US production facility and consists of 20 batch ovens, producing approximately 13,000 metric tons of rCB annually. Planning has already commenced for the construction of a second US plant on the same Terre Haute site, doubling our US capacity.

Throughout our history, Pyrolyx has cultivated partnerships with various leaders in the industry, beginning with its acquisition of CCT GmbH in June 2015 and the joint venture with Reklaim, Inc. in December 2016. Pyrolyx has focused on gaining product approval for its rCB over the past eight years, which has forged successful customer relationships with global leaders in tire and masterbatch production.

Our history of over 50 million in research and development costs, and a combined 15 years (Reklaim, cct and Pyrolyx) of developing intellectual and operating knowhow has underpinned Pyrolyx’s success and competitive advantage.