Joel Morales Executive Director, Polyolefins Americas, IHS Markit

Joel joined IHS Markit in March 2013 to cover PE and PP in North America. He is currently the service leader of three market advisory subscription services: The Global Plastics and Polymers Report, the North American PE Report and the North American PP report. He has brought a wealth of industry knowledge to IHS Markit through multiple stints along the plastics’ value chain. He began his career with polyolefins manufacturer, Solvay Polymers, which later became Ineos, in technical services and product development before he was moved into field sales. After 5 years at Solvay Polymers, Joe-el moved into resin distribution sales for both Muehlstein and then United Polychem as a Product Manager where he managed and sold polyethylene and polypropylene resins into various customer segments. In his most recent role prior to joining IHS Markit, Joel was a purchasing manager for Silgan Plastics, a major, blow-molding and injection molding plastics converter. Joel graduated from The Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1999 with a Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering and a minor in psychology.

Thu 22 October
01:25 pm
Rigid Plastic Packaging Group 01:25 pm - 03:40 pm
01:30 pm
PP, HDPE, PET & PS Market Update

How has an economic recession, volatile energy prices, a global pandemic and trade disputes impacted the PP, PS, PET and HDPE markets what is next and how will the market respond? Some markets have been resilient or even seen improved profitability while others have been impacted in unique ways.

Joel Morales Executive Director, Polyolefins Americas, IHS Markit
Fri 23 October
08:55 am
Keep calm and carry on: Plastics supply chain continuity as the result of speed and agility in a post-COVID-19 world 08:55 am - 09:25 am