President & CEO, Founding Partner
Prior to Next Wave, Mr. Bloesch spent 22 years with TPC Group, a manufacturer of specialty petrochemical and fuel products, and its predecessors in multiple executive management positions, most recently serving as Vice President, Strategic Initiatives. His experience at TPC Group included leadership of the strategic planning, business development, feedstock procurement, project development & management, acquisition due diligence & integration, planning & analysis, engineering, risk management, and supply chain management areas, along with commercial management of several of the company’s product lines.
Michael has a significant track record of conceiving creative petrochemical projects and turning them into successful operating assets and businesses. Past projects include conversion of butane into gasoline components, propylene polymerization to specialty oligomers, and olefins to plasticizers & various blend components. He conceived the ethylene to alkylate process used in Project Traveler. Michael earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemical Engineering from Mississippi State University and an MBA with a concentration in finance from the University of Houston. He and his wife, Shannon, have three children and live in Bellaire, Texas. He serves on the board of Soltex Chemical.