Waverly Carbon was born from a discussion about how to accelerate the development of the tyre pyrolysis industry. Tyre pyrolysis has always looked good on paper but in practice the hurdles and barriers have often proved too burdensome to overcome. A process which should have taken the world by storm continues to stutter. Nowhere more so than in the UK.
However, with our 21,000 sq. ft. plant in Melton Mowbray, Recovered Carbon Black producer Waverly Carbon now offers pyrolysis operators and companies an outlet for their tyre char.
Our approach is to focus on the production of Recovered Carbon Black and leave others, who are better equipped, to manage the remediation and pyrolysis of waste tyres. This enables those companies to focus on what they are good at – monetising tyre collection and producing sustainable oil. Leaving us to focus on our area of specialism, as a Recovered Carbon Black producer. By providing an outlet for char, we enable tyre pyrolysis operations to grow and develop, remediating more tyres, producing more sustainable oil, and accelerating the development of the circular economy.
We believe that a consistent quality product, can only be delivered with an organisational obsession with rigorous systems and quality control processes. Our commitment to achieve this from the conception of Waverly Carbon, has enabled us to be awarded the ‘Competence Management System – Energy & Utility Skills’ Scheme, following an audit by Lloyd’s Register Quality Assurance. This standard affirms Waverly Carbon’s commitment to turn tyre char waste into robust and reliable rCB.
Waverly Carbon has recruited a number of outstanding individuals to aid the company’s progression from concept to established Recovered Carbon Black business. The team that has driven the development of Waverly Carbon is:
Operations & Technical Director
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Daniel has an MBA from CASS Business School, majoring in corporate strategy and business development. Daniel spent his early career in the food industry, working for HJ Heinz in sales and account management and then later, for IGD, a food industry think tank developing industry wide supply chain initiatives, authoring a number of widely circulated reports on grocery retail and foodservice sectors. From the food industry Daniel moved into high volume manufacturing, when he moved to the UK’s largest printing conglomerate, Polestar, working in the corporate strategy function on the modernisation and restructuring strategy of the 35 operating plant manufacturer. This included asset evaluations, resource utilisation assessments, scenario planning and development of turnround strategies at both business unit and corporate level. Daniel also established a £10m export division and led major newspaper contract negotiations. Latterly Daniel has worked in a variety of financial service roles in fund management and private equity.
Operations & Technical Director
Kevin has 30 years’ experience in the plastics extrusion, and oil and carbon industries. Kevin has extensive manufacturing and operational experience including plant management. He is specialised in cost reduction implementation and manufacturing optimisation techniques. Kevin ran his own plastic strapping business for many years and is skilled at resolving complex manufacturing problems, and is experienced in applying global best practices and utilisation of emerging technologies.
Andre originally qualified as a Chartered Accountant, completing articles with PricewaterhouseCoopers. He started his career with a subsidiary of Commercial Union, involved in the steel manufacturing industry, eventually heading up the finance functions. He later joined the investment function of Commercial Union, reengineering the investment back office and later heading up a team implementing new investment management systems.
His commercial experience includes restructuring and turning around a Steel Manufacturing operation, consulting to a Pharmaceutical company involved in medical devices for both Government and Private Hospitals and an in depth knowledge of the citrus industry, consulting to South African Airways and extensive work at Hanover Acceptances property company, Dorrington in London.
His career then spanned over 15 years in the Venture Capital and Private Equity arena, where he has gained a vast amount of experience in the corporate analysis and valuation field.
Adam has an MSc in Materials Engineering from the University of Exeter, and a BSc in Chemistry from the University of Reading. Between completing these two degrees Adam worked in the aerospace, biopharmaceutical, and manufacturing industries. His laboratory work in the aerospace industry supported the production and development of carbon fibre composite components for both civil and defence customers. Adam’s work in the biopharmaceutical industry was centred around maintaining and improving quality, while his laboratory work in the manufacturing industry involved investigating product failures and speeding up new product development.
Oded has a BSc in Polymer Science and Technology. As a manager at BTR Group UK, he was responsible for compound design, lab management and process applications including hose and door seals extrusion for the automotive industry. He moved to the Netherlands to work for DSM a leading EPDM manufacturer, working on standardising global compound design. He then had a spell as Technical/Sales Manager for Cabot Cooperation, responsible for the introduction of clean CB grades to the NA extrusion market. He later joined Carbon Clean Tech GmbH, in Germany, one of the first commercial pyrolysis companies, responsible for introducing rCB grades to the rubber and plastic master batch industries.