Monolith Names Senior Vice President of Manufacturing | Monolith
Monolith Names Senior Vice President of Manufacturing

Monolith Names Senior Vice President of Manufacturing

September 6th, 2023

Lincoln, NE

Phil Joyner Will Lead Now the Planning and Development of Manufacturing at Monolith's Second Facility, Further Bolstering Supply Chain Operations

Monolith, a global leader in commercial-scale carbon black production using the methane pyrolysis process, recently promoted Phil Joyner as the company’s Senior Vice President, Manufacturing. Over nearly five years with the company, Joyner has served as Monolith’s Vice President, Manufacturing, Capital Projects & EHS. In his new position, he will help to deliver on company goals through the optimization and development of Monolith’s second facility, Olive Creek 2, and continue to grow supply chain operations. 

“Phil has been a significant part of Monolith’s growth, and we are thrilled to have him take on a larger leadership role as we continue to scale our carbon black and clean ammonia manufacturing efforts,” said Rob Hanson, cofounder and CEO, Monolith. “He has played an instrumental role in the success of our Olive Creek 1 facility, and we are confident he will continue to help us achieve our goals in his new expanded role and as Olive Creek 2 is constructed and commissioned.” 

Joyner brings 30 years of experience in industrial manufacturing and operations, exhibiting strong technical and operational leadership including in pulp, paper and fertilizer manufacturing. As Senior Vice President of Manufacturing, Joyner will be responsible for developing the operating capability and strategies to reliably deliver carbon black and value-added materials and products to Monolith customers. Since coming on board, Joyner has been instrumental in growing Monolith’s manufacturing organization over five-fold, making it the largest department within Monolith. 

Prior to joining Monolith in 2019, Joyner served as plant manager for Koch Fertilizer in Nebraska and on the board of directors for several other Koch assets. He joined Koch Fertilizer as plant manager of the agricultural fertilizer manufacturing facility in 2012, after 12 years with Georgia Pacific, formerly Alabama River Pulp.  

“Scaling our plasma torch at Olive Creek 1, a first-of-its-kind technology, demonstrates the leadership role that manufacturing can take in reducing carbon emissions and making a cleaner planet,” said Phil Joyner. “I am honored to have the opportunity to take that next step with the organization and excited to see what the future holds for us in the carbon black industry and other markets.” 


About Monolith  

Monolith is a next‐generation hydrogen and materials company that has developed proprietary technology to convert conventional, renewable or responsibly sourced natural gas into carbon black and hydrogen in a more environmentally sound manner. Monolith is backed by investors including Azimuth Capital Management, Cornell Capital, Decarbonization Partners, Imperative Science Ventures, Magnetar Capital, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries America, NextEra Energy Resources Inc., SK Inc., TPG Rise Climate and Warburg Pincus. For more information on Monolith, visit 

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