Mendel Bassman

Co-Founder & Chief Executive Officer


Mendel has been a proven leader for 10 years first in the field of education and later in the recycling world. He lead many projects in the non-ferrous and e-scrap recycling industries. He’s an action oriented out-of-the box thinker that takes ideas and makes them reality. In 2014, he founded Smart Tire Recycling. He built a team of world class engineers to make Smart Tire Recycling an industry leader in tire pyrolysis.


Abdulhaq Alkhalidi, PhD

Co-Founder & Chief Technology Officer

Al has 25 years experience in the field of oil recycling and carbon black. He built numerous pyrolysis equipment and is a world renowned expert in superfluid critical technologies. Al is the chief architect of the STR's recycling process and inventor of the company's technologies. 
He holds a PhD in Chemistry from The American University and MS in Biochemistry from the University of Leeds.

Management Team