Joel Morales

Senior Director, Polyolefins Americas, IHS Chemical


Houston, Texas, U.S.


Mr. Joel Morales is a Senior Director, Polyolefins North America, IHS Chemical, where he covers the day-to-day dynamics of the North American PE and PP industry while overseeing PE and PP for the rest of the Americas. Prior to joining IHS, he managed resin procurement for Silgan Plastics, a major, blow-molding plastics converter. He brings a processor’s perspective to the organization and a wealth of industry knowledge from multiple stints along the plastics value chain. He began his career with polyethylene manufacturer, Solvay Polymers, which later became Ineos. He worked in technical services supporting Mexico and Latin America before he moved into field sales and later into resin distribution sales as a product manager, where he managed and sold polyethylene and polypropylene resins. Mr. Morales holds a Bachelors of Science in Chemical Engineering and a minor in Psychology from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), U.S.​​