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MICHAEL BLUMENTHAL
Founder & President, Marshay, Inc.
Telephone: 845-642-3130 | Fax: 845-353-5096 | email: marshayinc@gmail.com
scraptireexpert.com
ACCOMPLISHMENTS:
 Internationally recognized as leading expert on scrap tire issues
 Led tire industry-supported national program to resolve scrap tire management
issues Successfully achieved industry goals, resulting in 90 percent reduction of
scrap tires going to landfills
 Developed & implemented strategy to increase end use markets for scrap tires,
developed legislative & regulatory programs and developed standards for tire-
derived materials
EMPLOYMENT
Rubber Manufacturers Association, October 1990 – September 2014
Vice President, 2004 – 2014
Executive Director, Scrap Tire Management Council, 1990 - 2004
Market Development & Technical Expertise
 Researched & wrote RMA biannual scrap tire market report.
 Created “Considerations for Starting a Scrap Tire Company”
 Created and delivered training courses for multiple audiences on key tire
management issues:
o Tire-derived fuel (TDF);
o Rubber modified asphalt;
o Tire-derived aggregate;
o Tire fire prevention, firefighting and post fire clean up;
o Startup of a scrap tire company;
o Ground rubber markets and processing technology.
 Contributor to three tire fire prevention and firefighting manuals
 Contributor to the EPA document on stockpile abatement.
Organizational Skills
 Organized and hosted 10 national conferences; 14 regional conferences; 20
workshops on scrap tire fire prevention and tire firefighting; 35 workshops on the
use of tire-derived aggregate; 55 workshops on tire-derived fuel; 10 workshops on
rubber modified asphalt; and seven workshops on TDF in electric arc furnaces.
 Coordinated 16 meetings with regional EPA offices and state scrap tire regulators
 Obtained funding from Federal Highway Administration, USEPA Regions 4, 6 & 7
and 10 state agencies for conferences and workshops.
 Coordinated efforts for the development of a standard tire fire prevention and
firefighting protocol.
MICHAEL BLUMENTHAL Page Two
Legislative & Regulatory Experience
 Member of eight (8) state scrap tire committees.
 Provided testimony to U.S. Senate/House Committee and 21 state legislatures.
International Experience
 Member of the Border 2012 & 2020 Scrap Tire Working Group.
 Authored “The Considerations for Starting a Scrap Tire Company: the Blueprint
Document” under a contract with the State of Texas.
 Participated in 10 workshops along the US/Mexico Border region since 1995.
 Coordinated scrap tire efforts with European counterparts.
 Liaison with European, Canadian Asian and Mexican tire manufacturers
Writing Skills
Author of over 120 articles, 7 peer reviewed papers and two chapters in textbook.
Public Presentations
 365 public presentations on tire derived fuel, tire derived aggregate, rubber
modified asphalt, tire fire prevention & tire firefighting, changes to tire construction
materials, market development strategies, scrap tire market trends, off-road tire
recycling, US scrap tire updates, scrap tire legislation and scrap tire regulations.
 Developed and implemented strategy designed to engage and inform the public
and regulatory agencies on the use of tire-derived fuel (TDF) in cement kilns.
Presented information to 50 cement companies, provided technical information to
state agencies and participated in 50 public forums, representing the use of TDF.
Professional Societies and Industry Groups
 Founding member and current President of the Industrial Resources Council
(IRC). The IRC is an association of six recycling and/or byproduct reuse industry
associations that collaborates on efforts to promote the use of high volume
materials through education, outreach and meetings with key agencies such as
U.S. EPA and the Federal Highway Administration.
 American Society of Standards & Testing (ASTM)
o Co-chair ASTM D34
o Author for ASTM standard for tire-derived fuel
o Co-author of the ASTM specification for tire-derived aggregate
o Member of ASTM F08.63 subcommittee on playground safety
o Member of AST D04 committee on rubber modified asphalt
o Member of ASTM D11 and coordinator for development of standards for
definition & testing of ground rubber
o Member of ASTM D18 subcommittee on sustainable materials
 American Chemical Society
 Transportation Research Board
 Institute for Electronics and Electronics Engineers
 Member of the EPA Scrap Tire Working Group of the EPA Scrap Tire Work Group
MICHAEL BLUMENTHAL Page Three
AWARDS
 Outstanding Service Award, American Society of Testing & Materials, March 2004
 Personality of the Year, Global Fuels Award, 2010
 Services Rendered in Furthering the Objectives of the Institute of Electrical &
Electronics Engineers, 2005 Cement Industry Conference
 Services Rendered in Furthering the Objectives of the Institute of Electrical &
Electronics Engineers, 1995 Cement Industry Conference
 Best Paper Award, Rubber Division of the American Chemical Society meeting,
September 1999
Previous Work Experience
MALCOLM PIRNIE, INC. White Plains, New York, 1987 - 1990
Developed comprehensive management programs solid wastes, recyclables and
special wastes. Administered allocation of resources, monitor budget, and review
schedules of work in process
OXFORD ENERGY, INC. New York, New York, 1986 - 1987
Prepared and negotiated solid waste management permit applications for nation’s
first two dedicated tire-to-energy facilities. Assisted in the development of site
location criteria; Designed and implemented sales strategy for tire-derived fuel
program and public presentations. Represented Oxford Energy at public
meetings.
UNITED NATIONS DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME, New York, N.Y., 1979 - 1980
Assisted in developing data retrieval system and analyzed UNDP projects.
UNITED STATES PEACE CORPS, Colombia, South America, 1973 – 1975
Volunteer, Livestock Management Program
EDUCATION Master of Business Administration, Industrial Marketing.
Baruch College, N.Y., N.Y. 1986.
Thesis: A Marketing Approach to Siting Waste Disposal Facilities
Master of Science, Biology. Michigan State University, East
Lansing, Michigan. 1979. Thesis: The Effects of Environmental
Stress on Livestock Production
Bachelors of Science, Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana.
1977.
Foreign Languages Spanish

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Leading Tire Expert Michael Blumenthal

  • 1. MICHAEL BLUMENTHAL Founder & President, Marshay, Inc. Telephone: 845-642-3130 | Fax: 845-353-5096 | email: marshayinc@gmail.com scraptireexpert.com ACCOMPLISHMENTS:  Internationally recognized as leading expert on scrap tire issues  Led tire industry-supported national program to resolve scrap tire management issues Successfully achieved industry goals, resulting in 90 percent reduction of scrap tires going to landfills  Developed & implemented strategy to increase end use markets for scrap tires, developed legislative & regulatory programs and developed standards for tire- derived materials EMPLOYMENT Rubber Manufacturers Association, October 1990 – September 2014 Vice President, 2004 – 2014 Executive Director, Scrap Tire Management Council, 1990 - 2004 Market Development & Technical Expertise  Researched & wrote RMA biannual scrap tire market report.  Created “Considerations for Starting a Scrap Tire Company”  Created and delivered training courses for multiple audiences on key tire management issues: o Tire-derived fuel (TDF); o Rubber modified asphalt; o Tire-derived aggregate; o Tire fire prevention, firefighting and post fire clean up; o Startup of a scrap tire company; o Ground rubber markets and processing technology.  Contributor to three tire fire prevention and firefighting manuals  Contributor to the EPA document on stockpile abatement. Organizational Skills  Organized and hosted 10 national conferences; 14 regional conferences; 20 workshops on scrap tire fire prevention and tire firefighting; 35 workshops on the use of tire-derived aggregate; 55 workshops on tire-derived fuel; 10 workshops on rubber modified asphalt; and seven workshops on TDF in electric arc furnaces.  Coordinated 16 meetings with regional EPA offices and state scrap tire regulators  Obtained funding from Federal Highway Administration, USEPA Regions 4, 6 & 7 and 10 state agencies for conferences and workshops.  Coordinated efforts for the development of a standard tire fire prevention and firefighting protocol.
  • 2. MICHAEL BLUMENTHAL Page Two Legislative & Regulatory Experience  Member of eight (8) state scrap tire committees.  Provided testimony to U.S. Senate/House Committee and 21 state legislatures. International Experience  Member of the Border 2012 & 2020 Scrap Tire Working Group.  Authored “The Considerations for Starting a Scrap Tire Company: the Blueprint Document” under a contract with the State of Texas.  Participated in 10 workshops along the US/Mexico Border region since 1995.  Coordinated scrap tire efforts with European counterparts.  Liaison with European, Canadian Asian and Mexican tire manufacturers Writing Skills Author of over 120 articles, 7 peer reviewed papers and two chapters in textbook. Public Presentations  365 public presentations on tire derived fuel, tire derived aggregate, rubber modified asphalt, tire fire prevention & tire firefighting, changes to tire construction materials, market development strategies, scrap tire market trends, off-road tire recycling, US scrap tire updates, scrap tire legislation and scrap tire regulations.  Developed and implemented strategy designed to engage and inform the public and regulatory agencies on the use of tire-derived fuel (TDF) in cement kilns. Presented information to 50 cement companies, provided technical information to state agencies and participated in 50 public forums, representing the use of TDF. Professional Societies and Industry Groups  Founding member and current President of the Industrial Resources Council (IRC). The IRC is an association of six recycling and/or byproduct reuse industry associations that collaborates on efforts to promote the use of high volume materials through education, outreach and meetings with key agencies such as U.S. EPA and the Federal Highway Administration.  American Society of Standards & Testing (ASTM) o Co-chair ASTM D34 o Author for ASTM standard for tire-derived fuel o Co-author of the ASTM specification for tire-derived aggregate o Member of ASTM F08.63 subcommittee on playground safety o Member of AST D04 committee on rubber modified asphalt o Member of ASTM D11 and coordinator for development of standards for definition & testing of ground rubber o Member of ASTM D18 subcommittee on sustainable materials  American Chemical Society  Transportation Research Board  Institute for Electronics and Electronics Engineers  Member of the EPA Scrap Tire Working Group of the EPA Scrap Tire Work Group
  • 3. MICHAEL BLUMENTHAL Page Three AWARDS  Outstanding Service Award, American Society of Testing & Materials, March 2004  Personality of the Year, Global Fuels Award, 2010  Services Rendered in Furthering the Objectives of the Institute of Electrical & Electronics Engineers, 2005 Cement Industry Conference  Services Rendered in Furthering the Objectives of the Institute of Electrical & Electronics Engineers, 1995 Cement Industry Conference  Best Paper Award, Rubber Division of the American Chemical Society meeting, September 1999 Previous Work Experience MALCOLM PIRNIE, INC. White Plains, New York, 1987 - 1990 Developed comprehensive management programs solid wastes, recyclables and special wastes. Administered allocation of resources, monitor budget, and review schedules of work in process OXFORD ENERGY, INC. New York, New York, 1986 - 1987 Prepared and negotiated solid waste management permit applications for nation’s first two dedicated tire-to-energy facilities. Assisted in the development of site location criteria; Designed and implemented sales strategy for tire-derived fuel program and public presentations. Represented Oxford Energy at public meetings. UNITED NATIONS DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME, New York, N.Y., 1979 - 1980 Assisted in developing data retrieval system and analyzed UNDP projects. UNITED STATES PEACE CORPS, Colombia, South America, 1973 – 1975 Volunteer, Livestock Management Program EDUCATION Master of Business Administration, Industrial Marketing. Baruch College, N.Y., N.Y. 1986. Thesis: A Marketing Approach to Siting Waste Disposal Facilities Master of Science, Biology. Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan. 1979. Thesis: The Effects of Environmental Stress on Livestock Production Bachelors of Science, Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana. 1977. Foreign Languages Spanish