MCG BioComposites, LLC began operations in August 2007 by Founder and President/CEO Sam McCord and Partners Dean Reck, Technical Sales Manager, and Phil Neville, Manager of Recycling, to provide sales, marketing and commercialization of biobased materials.
MCG BioComposites arose from Mr. McCord’s many years of involvement in the plastics industry. His leadership of the Society of Plastics Engineers led to his associates requesting that he represent the industry on the Iowa Biomass Working Group, a group formed by the Advanced Manufacturing Research and Collaboration Cluster. The collective of farm, academic, government and metal manufacturing representatives worked to encourage local, state and county entities to purchase Iowa bio-renewable products. Mr. McCord helped two private entities commercialize biobased materials that use Iowa-grown switch grass and kenaf fibers. MCG BioComposites was a natural next step for Mr. McCord, as it combined his expertise in plastics and biobased materials with his leadership experience.
Mr. McCord started MCG BioComposites to handle the growth in biobased materials. His other business, McCord Consulting Group, Inc., is a separate entity but affiliated for additional services to the customer base. McCord Consulting Group provides executive search, business development consulting and business acquisition search to the plastics industry nationwide. The two companies offer a unique and effective combination of critical business services.
SAM MCCORD – CEO, MEMBER PARTNER
Mr. McCord leverages his years of experience in business operations of executive search, business development and strategic planning, site selection for new manufacturing facilities, project coordination and sales and marketing in the plastics industry. He has represented companies ranging from startups to Fortune 500. He currently serves on the board of AMRCC (Advanced Mfg. Research and Collaboration Cluster) and BioSIG (Bioplastics Special Interest Group for 2011, Chair 2012-2014). His past board activity includes serving as the 2007-2008 Chair of the Iowa Biomass Working Group. For additional memberships, visit the Links page.
Mr. McCord is responsible for the overall vision and planning for the future of the business.
SPECIAL NOTE FROM CEO/FOUNDER Sam McCord:
Mary McCord, Partner -Vice President
I would like to share this with everyone.
On June 18, 2020, my partner in marriage and business, Mary died from advanced Dementia.
She was diagnosed with Early Onset Dementia in January 2015. Those who knew her and had met her at the various lawn & garden trade shows, flower society conferences and Master Gardner events we attended, knew she was a real people person and loved to be involved with me in building our business. She was an integral part in getting our business off the ground. As the Dementia progressed, it became more and more difficult to travel and she eventually was not able to and I felt I needed to step away from the business for a while to care for her. That is why you have not seen us for some time.
She did a great job as a Partner and VP handling the administration and bookkeeping and can never be replaced. Her friendliness and beautiful smile are missed here in the office, at home and everywhere she went. She loved people, and especially our children, and grandchildren very much.
Her responsibilities have been taken over by a small bookkeeping and accounting firm in which we know the owner very well and has been doing a great job.
One of the agreements Mary and I put in place, while she was able to make decisions, was for me to continue building the business that together we put so time and effort into.
She was a great wife, best friend, and business partner and it is so hard to believe 32 years have gone by so fast. Now she is at peace as she is with her Lord and Savior!