Chief Financial Officer
Our experts share their thoughts on asphalt sustainability, innovation, safety and creating a culture of care.
SigmaBond Has a California State of Mind
A Note from Polyco: We have enjoyed working with independent asphalt consultant Skip Brown, bringing SigmaBond to Northern California. Read more about why he raves about Polyco’s product to his clients. My family had an asphalt business for over 70 years, started by my father, so I’ve been in this industry my whole life. I’ve …
MEET THE TEAM – TIM MACHELSKI
With a degree in Chemical Engineering from Virginia Tech and over 44 years of operations experience, including building a shingle manufacturing plant from the ground up, Tim Machelski was more than qualified to join Polyco as our new Chief Operating Officer. After spending time as a chemical engineer and learning how manufacturing plants and the …
Independent Studies Prove that SigmaBond Results in Upcycled Performance
Focusing on what’s possible is at the core of everything Polyco does. One of the innovations we are most excited about is the technology we’ve developed to reduce landfill waste by recycling waste tires. While there are many ways to recycle tires, Polyco’s patented Rapid Digestion Process (RDP) completely liquefies tire rubber so that it …
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What Success Looks Like in Roofing
Of all the materials in a home, roofing shingles are exposed to the harshest natural elements. Our impact-resistant asphalt roofing solutions are used to create state-of-the-art products that mitigate damage from wind, rain, sun and hail. With formulations that resist winds up to 190 mph, roofing shingles made with Polyco adhesives and sealants stay in …
What does a typical day look like for you at Polyco?
My main priorities are cash flow and forecasting. Polyco invests heavily in people and equipment each year so it’s important those models are accurate. I also spend a good deal of time reviewing Polyco’s operational and performance metrics and providing feedback to our sales and operations teams.
What did you do before joining Polyco?
After graduating from George Fox University in Oregon, I went to work for Grant Thornton, a firm I still love and miss. After 5 years with Grant Thornton, I worked at different companies in a variety of capacities. I was commuting to and from Sacramento for two years when the Polyco opportunity presented itself. I just love coming into this office every day.
What are you most excited about at Polyco?
Our growth potential and our products. We’re looking into expanding overseas and we are making investments domestically to further that growth. It’s unbelievably exciting.
Why is sustainability at Polyco important?
We’ve spent a lot of time and energy developing Sigmabond, and we know that’s where the world is going. We know that, especially in Europe, green technology and upcycling has been embraced. We have an opportunity to grow with this technology and we just need to unleash that power.
What does the future look like for Polyco?
Expanding our current lines of business — domestic roofing as well as paving. Globally, it’s entering the European market with Sigmabond. I also see us expanding our R&D center by making significant investments in people and equipment. Additionally, our R&D team will come up with new and exciting technology that will continue to further our sustainable philosophy in the paving and roofing industries. We know these industries will continue to shift in this direction and it’s important to position Polyco as a leader in sustainable roofing and paving products.
What do you love to do outside of work?
I love to travel and watch sports. My big passions are Formula 1 and European soccer. Now that my kids are older, I’ve had the opportunity to visit Dubai, Romania, Portugal, Netherlands, Argentina, Croatia and all over the U.S., so the last few years have just been unbelievable.