Simon Garmston

Global Director, Acrylonitrile, IHS Markit


London, U.K.


Mr. Simon Garmston is Global Director, Acrylonitrile, IHS Markit. Mr. Garmston has full responsibility for consulting activities in the area of Acrylonitrile and Derivatives. He is recognized globally for his expertise in this highly specialized, but strategically important and growing chemical market sector. The September 2014 acquisition of PCI Acrylonitrile, formerly owned by Mr. Garmston, further deepens and strengthens the existing IHS Markit Chemical global market coverage in the commodity and engineering plastics and fibers sectors. PCI Acrylonitrile publishes the Acrylonitrile Market Report. Led by Mr. Simon Garmston, founder of PCI Acrylonitrile, the company also provides annual market analysis as well as consulting services and hosts a key industry event focused on the sector. He has been a consultant in this specialist area of acrylonitrile, acrylic fibres, ABS/SAN, acrylamide, carbon fibre and other acrylonitrile derivatives since 1987, making him the longest serving consultant in this field. Mr. Garmston graduated from the Business School of the City of London Polytechnic, U.K., with a BA (Hons.) in Economics.