Hazel A.B. Kreuz

Global Director, Chlor-Alkali/Vinyls, Chemical Market Services, IHS Markit

Hazel is a Chemical Engineer/MBA that brings almost 40 years of industry experience to the IHS Chemicals team. Hazel holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemical Engineering with honors from Auburn University. She completed her Master of Business Administration studies at Sacred Heart University with special emphasis on Marketing.

During her career, Hazel has amassed broad experience in the chemical industry. She has held a variety of positions in engineering and management including, but not limited to manufacturing, finance, risk management, strategic planning, and marketing. She began her career with Union Carbide Corporation (UCC) in the ethylene oxide/ethylene oxide derivatives value chain. During her time at UCC, she was awarded the prestigious “Chairman’s Award” for her contributions. Subsequently Hazel joined Nexen Inc., a Canadian Oil, Gas and Chemicals company with an assignment to establish and implement strategic marketing for the company’s Chlor-alkali and Sodium Chlorate businesses. In 2005, Hazel worked on the IPO team that spun Nexen’s chemical business out as Canexus. She continued to contribute to Canexus until 2014, when she joined Huntsman Corporation to manage global marketing for Water Treatment, Pulp & Paper, and Mining Chemicals businesses.

Hazel joined IHS Markit in August, 2016, in the position of Global Director, Chlor-Alkali/Vinyls. In her current role, she leads the Global Market Advisory Services team for Chlor-Alkali and Vinyls from the IHS Markit office in Houston, Texas. A native of Colorado, Hazel enjoys outdoor and community activities. She is a member of the Auburn University Engineering Alumni Advisory Council, the University of Colorado Parent Leadership Society, and the Houston Executive Service Corps (ESCH). ESCH is a nationwide network of nonprofit management support consulting organizations made up of executives and professionals who have had senior level experience in business, government, or nonprofits and are dedicated to improving the quality of life in the communities they serve.