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Alterra Holdings Company

Alterra Holdings Corporation is a leading manufacturer and developer of specialty elastomers and bioplastics through its subsidiaries: Alterra Plastics Inc. and Compounding Engineering Solutions Inc. The Company operates manufacturing facilities in Seymour, Indiana and Clifton, New Jersey. Our facilities have over 100 million pounds of compounding capacity. Our downstream capabilities include drying, sheet production thermoforming and injection molding.


Alterra’s leadership is strong with cross-disciplined industry-experienced leaders dedicated to quality, innovation, customer partnership, and product development.

Dr. Arash Kiani
Dr. Arash KianiPresident of Alterra Holdings and Founder of CES Division
Dr. Arash Kiani is a seasoned executive with over 30 years of experience in the chemicals, Industrial and Polymer industries.

Dr. Kiani currently serves as President of the Beaconhouse portfolio company, Alterra Holdings Company, a world leader in plastics and rubber compounding whose customers include tier 1 automotive suppliers, global chemical companies and emerging bioplastics enterprises.

Prior to Alterra, Dr. Kiani served as President of Compounding Engineering Solutions Inc, a plastics compounder focused on cross-linked rubbers, acrylics, and thermoplastic elastomers. From 1989 to 1999, Dr. Kiani served as the Global Head of R&D at Coperion, the largest manufacturer of plastics compounding equipment.

Dr. Kiani received his Ph.D. from Stevens Institute of Technology in Chemical Engineering in 1989 and has published several papers on plastic engineering.

Saquib Toor
Saquib ToorBCM Founder and CFO of Alterra Holdings
Saquib has over 13 years of investment and corporate advisory experience including public and private equity investing, distressed debt investing and investment banking.
Saquib received his MBA from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania in 2006 and a BS in Economics within three years from The Wharton School in 1999.
Prior to Beaconhouse, Saquib was an Executive at D.E. Shaw & Co. and Knighthead Capital, where he was responsible for sourcing private and distressed investment opportunities, performing due diligence, analyzing companies and industries and credit documentation. He invested in a variety of asset classes (equities, performing credit, distressed credit) and industries (Consumer, Education, Healthcare Services, Biotechnology, Food & Retail, Middle East and “off the run” situations).

Prior to D.E. Shaw & Co., Saquib was a Principal at Centerbridge Partners and JLL Partners where he was responsible for executing private equity transactions as well as making credit investments for the hedge fund. Earlier in his career, Saquib worked at Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette in the Los Angeles office where he was involved in private placements, high yield offerings, equity offerings, mergers & acquisitions and restructurings.


We view ourselves to be more than a plastics solutions manufacturer. We are a team of men and women who take the promises we make to our customers very seriously. We understand that we have a responsibility to provide quality material to the people who use our products everyday, and we pride ourselves on that responsibility.


Alterra is dedicated to limiting our impact on global ecological systems, and we’re committed to using the most efficient methods for preserving our planet’s precious resources.

We are adamant about practicing careful and methodical chemistry in our production of bioplastics. Alterra Holdings develops and commercializes environmentally friendly plastics with the intention of slowing, reversing, and eliminating our production of greenhouse gases.

As our world faces greater environmental threats, we at Alterra believe that it’s our responsibility to provide humanity with a green and sustainable products.

We provide services for the best brands in the world

Expert Partners Agree

“CES has always gone over and beyond to help Saint Gobain. They have accommodated OUR requests and schedules make sure we meet our customer deadlines. Their customer service is wonderful.”

Darlene Saint, Gobain Co.

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