R. Chase Willett

Global Business Director - Aromatics & Fibers, IHS Chemical


Houston, Texas, U.S.


Mr. Chase Willet serves as the Global Business Director of Aromatics and Fibers for IHS Chemical and holds responsibility for reporting and long-term forecasting on the Americas. He focuses on key chemicals, including paraxylene (PET) and meta-xylene, purified terephthalic acid (PTA), dimethyl terephthalate (DMT), purified isophthalic acid (PIA) and polyethylene terephthalate (PET). He also co-authors the North America Aromatics, the Global Plastics and Polymers, the Global Polyester Fibers and Feedstocks and the Global PET Stream Market Advisory Services. He spent thirteen years with Eastman Chemical Company with assignments in plastics sales, polyester market and product management, and polyester raw material procurement, as well as a three-year assignment in Singapore managing Eastman’s Asian PET business. Mr. Willet graduated from North Carolina State University, Raleigh, N.C., U.S., with a Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering. ​