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Monolith Materials

1700 Seaport Blvd, Suite 150
Redwood City, CA 94063
Website Company Summary Management Team

CEO: William J. Brady (4/30/2015)
President/COO/Operations: Rob Hanson (1/31/2013)
General Management: Jose Bahury
Technology: Brian Allison (2016) ; Ned Hardman (9/30/2016) ; Pete Johnson (6/30/2012)
Sales/Marketing: John W. Reese

Outside board: (May no longer be on the board) Tom Erickson (First Green Partners co-President) James Micali (Michelin Former President/Chairman) Jason Montemurro (KERN Partner) Jim Nieuwenburg (KERN Partner) John Rowan (Warburg Pincus Director)

Business description: Monolith’s proprietary process is a low-emission, innovative technology that creates carbon black. We utilize natural gas instead of crude oil as a feedstock, making the process more efficient and significantly more environmentally friendly than alternative methods of production. The only coproduct in our revolutionary process is plentiful hydrogen. This valuable hydrogen gas can then be used in a number of processes but most importantly in generating clean power. The use of hydrogen for clean power generation led to our first of its kind partnership with the Nebraska Public Power District (NPPD), Nebraska’s largest provider of electricity. Conventional carbon black production uses crude oil or coal tar in its process. Instead, here at Monolith, we have invented, developed and perfected process technology that converts pipeline-grade natural gas into carbon black and clean burning hydrogen. The result is a high-grade carbon black that is manufactured and produced right here in the U.S. We have taken advantage of 40 years of combined research and development on this process and have created a carbon black revolution.

Ownership: Private  
VCs include: Azimuth Capital Management
Private equity: Warburg Pincus

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Record updated: Apr 2017
Sector: Clean Technology
Headcount: 11-25
Ownership: Private