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Lehigh Technologies Adds to Executive Team, Readies Company for Next Phase of Growth

New Team Members Enable Green Tech Company to Accelerate Expansion into New Markets

Atlanta, GA – October 5, 2010 – Lehigh Technologies, a manufacturer of sustainable ultra fine rubber powders, announced today the addition of Dr. Tom Rosenmayer as vice president of technology and Elizabeth Searcy as vice president of marketing to its executive team. These appointments represent Lehigh’s continued commitment to technology development and growth.

Lehigh Technology Innovation
Lehigh Technologies’ proprietary manufacturing process takes waste tire material and “upcycles” it into micron-scale, high quality, sustainable rubber powders that can be incorporated into a wide range of new and existing formulations. These powders not only help companies achieve sustainability goals, but can also provide performance attributes, such as water resistance, energy savings, and flexibility, while delivering significant costs savings over virgin raw materials.

Lehigh’s commitment to helping solve the environmental challenge of tire waste material was recently acknowledged by The World Economic Forum, naming the company a 2010 Technology Pioneer. This annual award is given to companies involved in the development of life-changing technology that has the potential for long-term impact on business and society.

Today, Lehigh Technologies’ products are widely adopted as a sustainable, cost-effective additive in tires and industrial rubber products and are also in use in other industries including coatings, paints, sealants, asphalt and plastics. The company recently received a grant from The National Science Foundation for fundamental studies of sustainable ultra fine rubber powders in plastic applications. Dr. Rosenmayer’s role will be to direct the technology development across multiple markets and application technologies as well as expand cooperative research with leading universities.'

The Power of Marketing And Innovation
As Lehigh grows and enters into new markets, Searcy will work to ensure that Lehigh Technologies’ value is fully grasped by different audiences, including communicating the green message to sustainability officers and ensuring the cost and product performance messages resonate with the C- Suite. Additionally, Searcy will be focused on developing industry awareness and building strategic co- branding partnerships for the company.

“We are very excited to have Tom and Elizabeth join our team,” said Dr. Alan Barton, chief executive officer of Lehigh Technologies. “Under Tom’s direction, not only can Lehigh create additional value and offerings for our existing customers, but we can also make a real impact in new markets by methodically creating new, smart applications. Elizabeth’s skills will be essential in translating our technology into real world value for our new and existing customers as we expand into new markets and geographies.”

Credentials Defined
Dr. Rosenmayer, vice president of technology, has over 20 years of experience at both large and small companies, including Baker-Hughes, IBM, W.L. Gore & Associates and Shamrock Technologies. He has a diverse background in technology, marketing and general management, including a five year international assignment in Germany. Rosenmayer is a member of the PDMA (Product Development and Management Association) and co-author on numerous technical publications and patents. He earned his PhD in Materials Science from Rice University where he is a member of the Rice Alliance for Technology and Entrepreneurship.

Elizabeth Searcy, vice president of marketing, has over 18 years of marketing experience with companies ranging from start-ups to the Fortune 50s. Most recently, Searcy served as vice president of global marketing for, the largest online sourcing marketplace for the manufacturing industry. Prior to, she was a director at Zyman Group, an international marketing strategy consulting firm, where she led domestic and global marketing consulting engagements for large industrial companies. Searcy has also served as director of marketing for Snapper Outdoor Power Equipment Company. Searcy received her MBA from the Goizueta School of Business at Emory University.


Lehigh Technologies is a leading specialty chemicals company that produces high-performance micronized rubber powders (MRP), a sustainable specialty material that replaces oil-based materials to reduce costs. Lehigh's cryogenic turbo mill technology converts end-of-life tires and other post-industrial rubber into micron-scale powders used in a wide range of consumer and industrial applications. Customers include more than 60 leading tire, asphalt and plastics companies around the world. To learn more, visit


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