Tony Bogolin, Chief Executive Officer & President
In his role as Chief Executive Officer and President, Mr. Bogolin works in collaboration with the Executive Team to execute the Company’s strategic plan. Mr. Bogolin oversees all operational and administrative functions, in addition to forecasting data which will drive decision-making around the continued development of the business.
Mr. Bogolin brings to the Company a wide range of expertise and the ability to manage cross-disciplinary teams. He has over 25 years of diverse business experience including: public company financial reporting, operations management, investor relations, sales, business development and customer service. He is also a Certified Public Accountant.
During his three-year tenure at Rock-Tenn, Mr. Bogolin served as Director of Finance for Recycling and Waste Solutions National Accounts. Prior to that, he worked with a start-up industrial company where he developed the organizational infrastructure to prepare for growth. With SimplexGrinnell, a Tyco International Company, Mr. Bogolin led operational projects with Six Sigma methodology for process improvements and productivity gains. In addition, he has held Regional General Manager positions with two different companies where he had full P&L responsibility for offices in multiple cities and states.
Mr. Bogolin’s cross-disciplinary background brings a valuable combination of operations and financial expertise to JBI as it moves into its first significant growth phase.
Prior to his appointment as CEO, Mr. Bogolin held the position of Chief Operating Officer with JBI, Inc.
John Bordynuik, Chief of Technology & Company Founder
As the inventor of Plastic2Oil, a proprietary process for turning waste plastic into ultra-clean, ultra-low sulphur fuel, Mr. Bordynuik is responsible for process design, research & development, and P2O technological advancements at JBI.
Mr. Bordynuik’s passion for design and technology began 18 years ago, when he first designed custom hardware to recover data from old DEC Tapes and hard disk platters. He went on to become the Director of Research & Development for the Ontario Provincial Legislature for 10 years, where his activism and drive to clean-up the environment was inspired.
Mr. Bordynuik also worked at MIT's Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) as a former collaborative researcher and then as a consultant in their Math and Computation Group. In his role as a consultant, he developed highly sophisticated technology to read thousands of computers tapes for MIT.
After years of pursuing various technology ventures, Mr. Bordynuik incorporated JBI in 2006. Serving as the founding CEO & President, he worked to build the company organically, through strong client relationships and an impeccable reputation. His clients have included MIT, the U.S. Army, NASA, Fortune 500 company founders, professors from academic institutions worldwide as well as public and private companies.
His expertise lies in being able to create products and processes that optimize and incorporate as much intelligence as possible, using applications that are as inexpensive as possible. Mr. Bordynuik continues to be passionate about preserving his local environment and actively works to promote the Company’s technology at industry and government levels.
Matthew J. Ingham, CPA, Chief Financial Officer
Mr. Ingham is responsible for establishing the Company's financial strategies while ensuring the Company has the appropriate financial systems in place to manage current operations. He leads the development of financial planning models and cost-benefit analysis to forecast and support future growth. Mr. Ingham is also responsible for all financial filings required by the SEC, and will serve as a financial and business advisor to the leadership team.
Mr. Ingham held successively senior positions with two of the “Big 4” audit firms, PriceWaterhouseCoopers LLP and Ernst & Young LLP, specializing in auditing assurance, financial reporting and transaction analysis.
Most recently, Mr. Ingham was Senior Manager, Technical Accounting, Insight Enterprises, Inc., an international Fortune 500 information technology company. Reporting to Executive Management and Senior Financial Staff, his responsibilities included managing all communications with the external auditors, providing evaluations of technical accounting research and analysis matters. He led a global team of finance personnel in formalizing and documenting accounting policies and procedures, including working with multi-national teams on sales operations improvement initiatives.
Ronald Kurp, Vice President, Research & DevelopmentMr. Kurp is an accomplished Technical/Operations/Purchasing Director with more than 26 years of experience as an innovative product formulator in the area of research & development. He possesses proven skills in management and in the development of production process design, scale-up and manufacturing. Mr. Kurp excels at managing multi-site chemical manufacturing facilities and directing the commercialization process for a diverse range of industrial and consumer products.
He brings specialized experience and exceptional knowledge in plastic and oil based properties studies to JBI. Currently, he is responsible for the development of analytical techniques for the Company's manufactured products, developing and refining methods to test its fuel products, initiating new product development from existing JBI. manufactured products and identifying unique marketing opportunities. He is also actively working on the development and formulation of fuel additives for the Company's products.
Mr. Kurp has been awarded 2 U.S. Patents, on March 11, 2003 and March 29, 2011, for his work.
Bob Molodynia, Vice President, Business Development
Mr. Molodynia brings over 27 years of marketing, advertising, sales and company start-up experience. He successfully helped build and manage six companies including two of his own (a promotional marketing and investment firm and a hospitality brokerage business), which he owned and operated for 20 years after leaving his position as a Financial Consultant & Planner for a major Canadian Fortune 500 financial services company.
Steven Bacon, General Counsel
In his role as General Counsel, Steven Bacon leads and oversees strategic and tactical legal initiatives at JBI. Mr. Bacon reports directly to CEO, Kevin Rauber, and where appropriate, also to the Board of Directors.
He oversees the activities of the Company’s outside counsel, including pending litigation matters, and, where possible and advisable, handles future disputes that may arise in-house. In addition, Mr. Bacon provides general legal services and advice to the company in areas where the services of outside counsel are not required.
Prior to joining JBI, Mr. Bacon was partner at Hill Farrer & Burrill, LLP (Los Angeles, CA) where he specialized in class action defense and other complex business and real estate litigation.
He was formerly the Treasurer and a member of the Executive Committee of the Los Angeles County Bar Association, and he served two terms on its Board of Trustees. He also has been the Chair of LACBA’s Judiciary, Amicus Brief and Audit and Finance Committees. Mr. Bacon served on the Executive Committee of the Real Property Law Section of the California State Bar from 1994-2000, including a year as its Chair, and also served on the State Bar's Complex Litigation Task Force.
Mr. Bacon graduated cum laude from Princeton University and received his law degree from Stanford Law School.