GlyEco Expands Board and Appoints Two Independent Directors

PHOENIX, Jan. 23, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Sustainable glycol technologies leader GlyEco, Inc. (OTCQB:GLYE) ("GlyEco" or the "Company") voted to increase the size of its Board from five members to seven members and appointed Everett Alexander and Dwight B. Mamanteo as its newest independent board members.

Since 2002, Mr. Alexander has worked in the investment management industry, analyzing and investing in companies across a broad range of industries. Previously, he worked for Texaco Inc., in their Global Gas & Power Division, where he helped manage the firm's proprietary gasification technology licensing and project development effort in Asia. His responsibilities included negotiating licensing agreements and arranging project financing. Mr. Alexander holds an M.B.A from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, an MA in International Studies from The Lauder Institute of the University of Pennsylvania, and a BA from Williams College.

Since 2004, Mr. Mamanteo has served as a Portfolio Manager at Wynnefield Capital, Inc. Since March 2007, Mr. Mamanteo has served on the Board of Directors of MAM Software Group, Inc. a NASDAQ-listed provider of innovative software and data solutions for a wide range of businesses, including those in the automotive aftermarket. Mr. Mamanteo serves as the Chairman of the Compensation Committee and as a member of the Audit and Governance Committees. Since June 2013, Mr. Mamanteo has served on the Board of Directors of ARI Network Services, Inc. a NASDAQ-listed provider of products and solutions that serve several vertical markets with a focus on the outdoor power, power sports, marine, RV, and appliance segments. Mr. Mamanteo serves as a member of the Compensation and Governance Committees. Mr. Mamanteo received an M.B.A. from the Columbia University Graduate School of Business and a B.Eng. in Electrical Engineering from Concordia University (Montreal).

"Both Everett and Dwight bring a wealth of business experience, and we are delighted that they are joining GlyEco's Board of Directors," state John Lorenz, chairman and CEO of GlyEco. "Their diverse insights and perspectives will be a great addition as we continue to build our T1 processing capacity, which has made tremendous progress over the past several weeks. We have very aggressive growth plans on the horizon, and with ongoing market expansion we see 2014 as an exceptional year of growth for GlyEco."

About GlyEco

GlyEco is a green chemistry company with a patent-pending technology for transforming a hazardous waste into green products. GlyEco Technology™ has the unique ability to clean the polluted glycols from all five waste-producing industries: HVAC, Textiles, Automotive, Airline and Medical. This technology recycles waste glycol to meet ASTM Type 1 specifications – the same level of purity expected of refinery-grade glycols.

This patent-pending technology enables our clients to handle the removal of their waste glycol in a responsible and environmentally safe manner. Our clients can treat glycols as a more sustainable resource, recycling and re-using waste glycols repeatedly. Since most polluted glycol is disposed of in our surface waters - which can have devastating results for the environment, especially aquatic life - the GlyEco Technology™ solution gives our customers a way to reduce waste while caring for the environment, while reducing their costs.

About Glycol Recycling

Recycling waste glycols presents an inventive solution to supply shortages and increasing costs for refinery-produced material. Global consumption for refinery-produced ethylene glycol is over 5.5 billion gallons per year and climbing. GlyEco Technology™ is uniquely able to process all five sources of waste glycols, opening new avenues of supply. With proper handling, glycols can be recycled and reused indefinitely, creating the opportunity to utilize this valuable material as a predominately sustainable resource.

Special Note Concerning Forward-Looking Statements

This release contains statements that may constitute "forward-looking statements" under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These statements regard the intent, belief, and expectations of the Company. Prospective investors are cautioned that any such forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future performance, they involve risks and uncertainties, and their results may differ materially.

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