Polyester Industry Overview – September 2018
Chemicals Polyester Industry Overview – September 2018 01 September 2018 Tison Keel Tison Keel, Senior Director, PET, PTA, EO and Derivatives...
Tison joined IHS Markit in 2008 and brings over 40 years of in-depth industry experience within the PET, PTA, ethylene oxide and glycols product family. As head of the PET Stream and Global Ethylene Oxide & Glycol Market Advisory Services, he updates and publishes the EO & Glycols World Analysis. Mr. Keel works closely with IHS Markit 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 PET, PTA, 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.