MBA Polymers Leadership Team

MBA Polymers Leadership

 Richard McCombs

Richard McCombs - Chief Executive Officer

Richard McCombs joined MBA Polymers as CEO in September 2015, a position which he originally held from 1999 to 2011, when he led the company from its early stages to a multinational enterprise with proven, internationally recognised technology. Richard has most recently been a partner of Asia West LLC, an investment advisory firm specialising in helping clean technology companies expand into China. Prior to MBA Polymers, Richard was CFO of a publicly held company and began a successful joint venture in the Vietnamese rice industry. He has significant experience of raising funds from multiple private and public investors.

 MBA Mike Biddle

Dr. Mike Biddle - Founder and Board Member

Mike started MBA Polymers in his garage in 1992. He wanted to prove that plastics from complex waste streams can be recycled into high-quality raw material. Mike has built MBA Polymers into the worlds most advanced plastics recycling business by combining deep technical expertise and entrepreneurial brilliance with a drive to close the loop. Through his talks and lectures, Dr Biddle contiues to inspire other entrepreneurs to develop innovative hi-tech solutions in the waste sector.

 Brian Riise

Brian Riise - Director of R&D

Brian has worked in Research and Development with MBA Polymers for the past 18 years. His work has focused on identifying and developing the processes and formulations necessary to produce high value plastics from shredded end-of-life electronics and automobiles.  Brian has a PhD in chemical engineering from UC Santa Barbara, where he studied the rheology of polymer blends and block copolymers.

 MBA Jim Zechinati 

Jim Zechinati - Director of Engineering

Jim has over 40 years experience in plastics technology in areas of recycling, operations management, engineering, and technical management.  As Vice President of Operations for Associated Materials, Inc. he directed the research and manufacturing of a one billion dollar company producing plastic construction products. In this and previous companies he has developed world class manufacturing facilities and has driven technical innovation.