Senior Director, Polyolefins Americas, IHS Markit
Houston, Texas, US
Mr. Joel Morales is a senior director of Polyolefins for North America at IHS Markit. 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 brings a wealth of industry knowledge to IHS Markit through multiple stints along the plastics' value chain. Prior to joining the company in March 2013 to cover PE and PP in North America, he was a purchasing manager for Silgan Plastics, a major, blow-molding and injection molding plastics converter. He worked in resin distribution sales for both Muehlstein and United Polychem, where he managed and sold polyethylene and polypropylene resins into various customer segments, after beginning his career in technical services, product development and later field sales with polyolefins manufacturer, Solvay Polymers (now Ineos). Mr. Morales graduated from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1999 with a Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering and a minor in psychology.