Director, PET, PTA & EO Derivatives, IHS MarkitMr. Tison Keel is Director, PET, PTA & EO Derivatives, within the IHS Markit Chemical group.
Tison joined IHS Markit in 2008 and brings over 30 years of in-depth industry experience within the ethylene oxide and glycols product family. As head of the Global Ethylene Oxide & Glycol Market Advisory Service, he also updates and publishes the EO & Glycols World Analysis. Mr. Keel works closely with IHS Chemical olefins, fibers, PET and aromatics consultants in developing and supporting this important component of the olefins and downstream value chain.
In 1975, he began his distinguished career with Union Carbide Corporation, then The Dow Chemical Company following the merger of those two companies in 2001. He has deep product knowledge of ethylene glycols and EO derivatives and high-level functional experience in product management, sales, marketing, supply chain and customer service. He spent six years in Asia leading the formation and start-up of two joint ventures, OPTIMAL Malaysia (an integrated olefins and EO derivatives producer) and Asian Acetyls VAM in Korea. Mr. Keel holds a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry from Vanderbilt University, Tennessee, and a Master of Business Administration in Finance/International Business from the New York University Stern Business School, US.