PHOENIX, Aug. 2, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Sustainable glycol technologies leader GlyEco, Inc. (OTCQB:GLYE) ("GlyEco" or the "Company") held its 2013 Annual Meeting of Stockholders on July 29 in Tempe, Arizona.
During the meeting, stockholders elected John Lorenz, Michael Jaap, Joseph Ioia, Rick Opler, and Keri Smith as directors of the Company. Mr. Opler and Ms. Smith are new additions to the board of directors.
Rick Opler has worked in real estate development since 1998. Previously, he held careers as a commercial real estate agent, VP of Finance for a technology startup firm, and VP of a business consulting and venture capital firm. He has served as a director at multiple companies. Mr. Opler holds a bachelor's degree from Duke University and a master's degree in business from the University of Chicago.
Keri Smith has 25 years of experience in securities services, during which she has occupied many significant operational and management positions. Ms. Smith served as the Executive Director of the WSS, Global Fund Services Division for JPMorgan Chase, Boston and JPMorgan Chase, London. Prior to this, she was the Global Head/Director of Worldwide Network Management for RBC Dexia Investor Services, London, and the Global Network Management of Investors Bank & Trust Company. Ms. Smith holds a bachelor's degree from the Rhode Island College for Teaching.
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
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