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Malama Composites, Inc.

Our bio based foams enable our customers to make their products withstand the extremes far more effectively and sustainably than petroleum-based foams.

  • Stage Full Product Ready
  • Industry Clean Technology
  • Location San Diego, CA, USA
  • Currency USD
  • Founded July 2009
  • Employees 8
  • Website

Company Summary

Malama produces proprietary rigid urethane foams from renewable resources. We are price competitive with petroleum-based foams, yet offer superior performance with far less toxicity. Markets include insulation for homes and buildings, appliances, automotive, packaging and industrial design applications. We enter a $9.5 billion US market with products that solve critical performance challenges and green the supply chains of our customers.


  • David
    Chairman & CEO

    David has a 20-year record of cleantech innovation and sustainable business development. He was CEO of Open Energy Corporation, and CMO of Flexform Technologies, the first bio-composites company in North America. He has been honored by the American Marketing Association, American Composites Manufacturing Association, San Diego Business Journal and others. He was co-founder of CleanTECH San Diego and executive director of Surfrider Foundation.

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    Chief Financial Officer

    Steve has successfully completed $4.5 billion in US wind energy projects. As Chief Business Officer and VP Development for Tri Global Energy, Terra-Gen, SDG&E and Bank of America, he has been responsible for construction of over $60 billion worth of energy, mining and infrastructure projects on six continents. His exceptional management, financial planning and strategic partnering expertise is critical to execution of Malama’s business plan.

  • Camille
    President & Chief Marketing Officer

    Camille’s role includes product promotion, digital media, sales, distribution, and channel management. She was President of CONNECT, an organization widely regarded as one of the world’s most successful business accelerators. She was Managing Director of Procopio Business Consulting, and SVP of Matthews/Mark, a full service advertising and PR agency. Her work has been featured in TIME and Entrepreneur and honored at the Clinton Global Initiative.

  • Rakesh
    Chief Technology Officer

    Rakesh is the inventor of three of Malama’s products. He has been a polymer chemist in the polyurethane industry for two decades, credited with inventing sustainable products that include Renewpol, a polyol made from recycled bottles, and a polyol derived from castor beans, used in Studio BioFoam and Pacific BioFoam. Rakesh formulates Malama’s products in a secure lab in order to provide a deep level of protection for our intellectual property.


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