About

Advanced Asphalt Solutions. Enhanced by Science.

Polyco provides high-performance, sustainable asphalt solutions for the roofing and paving industries. Powered by our Rapid Digestion Process, we address the challenges of the variability of asphalt by allowing customers to use more upcycled materials in their asphalt formulations and extend the life of their products.

Our Values

Vision

To engineer solutions that make the future better

Mission Statement

  • We partner with our customers at all levels
  • Understand their business needs
  • Create leading edge customized solutions

Habits

Having a sustainable legacy
Accepting of change
Breakthrough innovation
Integrity
Teamwork
Say do, can do, will do

Leadership

Meet the purpose driven leadership team at Polyco. Learn more about what inspires them every day.

Tom Nichols

President & Chief Executive Officer

Tim Machelski

Chief Operations Officer

Wade Fleming

Chief Financial Officer

Shelley Locker

VP of Operations

Alisa Rhyno

Human Resource Director

Sam Nichols

Director of Sales and Marketing

Al Palmer

Technical Sales Director

Hashem Hashemi

Director of Technical Services

Kaylea LaBee

Supply Chain Manager

Insights

Our experts share their thoughts on asphalt sustainability, innovation, safety and creating a culture of care.

Harmonizing the Hallmarks of Sustainable Pavements

In many sectors, including the asphalt pavement industry, sustainable materials are coming into play and are at the top of everyone’s agenda. Recycled asphalt pavement and shingles (RAP/RAS), waste tire rubber (WTR), plastics, glass – many scrap products find viable end uses in pavements. But focusing on materials alone is not enough to achieve truly …

Answering the Call: Where Roofing and Sustainability Meet

It’s what’s inside that counts. The quality of a shingle is only as good as the materials it’s composed of — and shingle manufacturers have been put on notice. More accountability is being demanded of the roofing industry, with an emphasis on expanding sustainability measures. For more than two decades, our roofing partners have relied …

The Evolution of Waste Tire Rubber in the Greening of the Asphalt Industry

The greatest innovations often have the most humble beginnings. So is the story of the use of waste tire rubber in asphalt pavements. Charlie McDonald – dubbed the father of asphalt rubber – pioneered this concept more than 70 years ago.  McDonald’s camping trailer was leaking, and he needed a flexible material to effectively patch …

Sponsorships and Alliances

We proudly sponsor:

Women of Asphalt
Asphalt Foundation
National Center for Asphalt Technology at Auburn University

We are proud members of:

Asphalt Institute
National Asphalt Pavement Association
Texas Asphalt Pavement Association
California Asphalt Pavement Association
Oklahoma Asphalt Pavement Association

Strategic research partnerships:

University of Texas at El Paso
MnRoad
National Center for Asphalt Technology at Auburn University
University of California
Western Research Institute
University of Nevada