Blumenthal forms scrap tire consulting firm
Scrap tire management expert Michael Blumenthal has formed a consulting company, Marshay Inc. He retired as a vice president of the Rubber Manufacturers Association (RMA) in July 2014.
“My goal is to provide practical advice on all scrap tire matters,” says Blumenthal. “I believe my 28 years of experience provides a unique insight and understanding of how the scrap tire industry works and how it relates to the larger, solid waste and recycling industry.”
Blumenthal began working in the scrap tire industry in 1986 for Oxford Energy. In 1990 he was hired by the RMA as the executive director of the Scrap Tire Management Council. In 2004 the RMA brought the activities of the Council into the RMA when Blumenthal became a vice president of the association.
In his 24 years with the RMA, Blumenthal is credited with the creation and expansion of viable end use markets for scrap tires and assisted in the reduction of the nation’s stockpiles of tires. From 1990 to 2014 the percentage of annually generated scrap tires going to end use markets increased from 11% to over 84%, while tires in stockpiles were reduced from 1 billion to approximately 120 million.
Over the course of the last 24 years Blumenthal has worked with all 50 state regulatory agencies, the Federal Highway Administration, the USEPA (HQ) and all 10 of the EPA regional offices, as well as ancillary solid waste, recycling and automotive industry groups and associations. Blumenthal has authored over 120 articles on various facets of scrap tire management issues.
For more information, visit www.scraptireexpert.com or call 845-642-3130.