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For each of these value chain, IHS examines the impact on the competitive economics, regional operating rates, supply, demand and trade for each of the three crude oil price recovery profiles.
Impact on Petrochemicals: Navigating an uncertain course back to “normal”
Bill Hyde – Senior Director, Olefins and Elastomers Executive Project Manager
William “Bill” Hyde directs the olefins and elastomers market advisory services for IHS Chemical. In that capacity, he is responsible for the company’s global practice covering olefins and synthetic rubber markets, including feedstock and derivatives. His primary focus has been in the areas of C4 olefins and derivatives, including the analysis of the butadiene, butylenes and synthetic rubber markets for hundreds of global clients. Prior to joining IHS Chemical (formerly CMAI) in 2002, Bill worked with Texas Petrochemicals and Union Carbide Corporation.
Bill received his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in chemical engineering from Brigham Young University in 1987 and 1990, respectively, and earned his Masters of Business Administration from Tulane University in 1994.
Mark Wegenka – Managing Director, Chemical Consulting
Mark is a Managing Director in the IHS Chemical Consulting group, and has a wide range of consulting experience covering olefin, polymer, and fertilizer markets. Prior to joining IHS Chemical in 2008, Mark worked for 33 years at Dow Chemical, where he served as the global business analyst for ethylene, propylene, butadiene, and alpha olefins and the senior business analyst for aromatic derivatives.
Mark earned a BS in Mechanical Engineering from Indiana Institute of Technology, a MA in Industrial Management from Central Michigan University, and a Certificate in Evaluation of Capital Projects from the University of Virginia.
John Mulholland – Vice-President, Chemical Strategy Consulting
John serves as Vice President of IHS Chemical Strategy Consulting, responsible for the sale and delivery of IHS strategy engagements globally. With more than 25 years in the chemical industry, John has extensive experience in advising senior industry executives on critical strategic issues and complex business challenges. John joined IHS in 2012 from Charles River Associates where he was a Principal in the chemicals practice. Previously, John worked in the North American chemicals strategy practice at Accenture, the supply chain services company e-Chemicals, the consultancy Arthur D. Little, and in sales and marketing at Shell Chemicals.
John earned a Bachelor’s of Science in Chemical Engineering from the University of Michigan and a Masters of Business Administration in Finance and Marketing from the Booth School of Business at the University of Chicago.
Don Bari – Vice President, Technology and Analytics Group
Don is a Vice President at IHS Chemical, responsible for the Technology and Analytics Group. Prior to joining IHS, Don worked at Nexant, ChemSystems as Senior Vice President and Director starting in 1981, where he was responsible for Nexant’s Global Energy Resources and Chemicals Business Unit. Don also has experience as a Process Design Chemical Engineer at Kvaerner (JohnBrown Constructors).
Don earned both a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Chemical Engineering and a Masters of Business Administration from the University of Connecticut.
Steve Lewandowski – Senior Director, Global Olefins
Steve is the Senior Director, Global Olefins at IHS Chemical. During a career spanning 25 years in the refining and chemical industry, Steve has experience across the spectrum of refining and petrochemical hydrocarbon value chains covering a wide array of financial, strategic, technical, and commercial issues. Prior to IHS, Steve worked for TOTAL Petrochemicals & Refining in a variety of roles covering base chemicals and aromatics markets.
Steve earned a Bachelor’s of Science in Chemical Engineering from Michigan State University and an MBA from the University of Texas at Dallas.
Chuck Carr – Senior Director, Global Olefins
Chuck is the Senior Director Global Olefins and service leader for the North American Light Olefins Market Advisory service. Chuck joined IHS (formerly CMAI) in 2006, with a focus primarily in olefins and the analysis of the propylene and propylene derivative market. Prior to IHS, Chuck worked with Total Petrochemicals USA for 21 years, working in refinery engineering/operations, purchasing, plastics logistics, and olefins commercial activities.
Chuck received a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from the University of Oklahoma and is a registered professional engineer in the state of Texas.
Joel Morales – Director, Polyolefins North America
Joel joined IHS in March 2013 as Director of Polyolefins for North America. Prior to joining IHS, Joel managed resin procurement for Silgan Plastics, a major blow-molding plastics converter. He brings a processor’s perspective to the organization, and will take an active role in the continued development of the company’s global plastics services. Joel began his career with polyethylene manufacturer, Solvay Polymers, which later became Ineos, in technical services and then field sales.
Joel graduated from The Massachusetts Institute of Technology with a Bachelor’s of Science in Chemical Engineering and a minor in psychology.
Peter Feng – Senior Director, Aromatics
Peter is the Senior Director of Aromatics and service leader for the North American Aromatics Market Advisory Service. He currently covers the benzene, toluene and mixed xylenes market. Peter joined IHS (formerly CMAI) as Director of Styrenics in 2006 and has covered all of the major benzene derivatives. He has over 22 years of experience in the chemical industry working first for Air Products and Chemicals and then for Sterling Chemicals. During this time he has had assignments and responsibilities ranging from process design, project start up, supply chain, product management, and sales.
Peter holds a Bachelor and Master of Science degree in Chemical Engineering from Northwestern University and an MBA from the University of Houston.
George Eisenhauer – Director, Chlor-Alkali
George joined IHS Chemical in 2013 and currently serves as a Director of the Chlor-Alkali group. George has more than 15 years of experience in the chemical industry. He began his professional career at Union Carbide in 1995 as a Process/Project Engineer supporting a number of plants including ethylene oxide, oxide derivatives, olefins, acrolein, acrylic acid and infrastructure. When Carbide was acquired by Dow Chemical, George served as Project Manager for polypropylene, supporting projects at the Oyster Creek and Seadrift plants.
George earned a Bachelor’s of Science in Chemical Engineering from the University of Texas at Austin and an MBA from Rice University.
Vipool Bhatt – Senior Manager, Scenarios Forecasting
Vipool joined IHS Chemical as the manager of the Scenario Program in 2014. Vipool has 30 years of chemical industry experience; the last 14 as a senior project manager at Chemical Market Resources (CMR) in Houston. At CMR, Vipool was responsible for a variety of consulting projects and industry seminars involving the commercial and economic aspects of the global petrochemical and polymer industries.
Vipool graduated from the University of South Wales with a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Chemical Engineering.
Ed Glatzer – Managing Director, Global Technology
In 2010, Ed joined IHS Chemical (formerly CMAI) and is currently the Business Director – Global Technology engaged in insight products dealing with technology. Prior to IHS, Ed worked at Nexant ChemSystems from 1989 to 2010 as Director of Technology. He is highly experienced in all areas of technical assessment, including technical and economical evaluations, plant operation benchmarking, and business analysis and market evaluation. Ed has almost twenty years prior experience with John Brown Engineering as a Process and Project Manager.
Ed received his Bachelor’s of Science degree in Chemical Engineering from City College of New York in 1970.
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