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

Bernhard Meder
Bernhard MederCEO Pyrolyx AG
Bio to follow.
Al Cutrone
Al CutroneCEO/COO Pyrolyx USA
Al Cutrone was promoted to CEO/COO in June 2020, and has been Chief Operating Officer of Pyrolyx USA, Inc. since February 2020. Mr. Cutrone was previously Director of Operations (North and South America) for Nouryon (formerly Akzo Nobel), responsible for the operations of seven manufacturing chemical plants. Prior to Nouryon, Mr Cutrone was Global Operations Director for W.R. Grace and Site Director for Ascend Performance Materials where he was responsible for the operations of the world’s largest polyethene plant. Mr Cutrone began his career at Honeywell International, where he worked in various operational roles for 28 years. Mr. Cutrone has a B.S. degrees in Mechanical Engineering and Mining Engineering from Fairmont State University and an MBA from Averett University.
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, is a Senior Professional Human Resources (SPHR – SHRM) and has a Licensed Banker Certificate of Germany (IHK).

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.
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.