Prior to joining IHS Markit, Alan was in both aromatics and fibers consulting in Asia with primary responsibility for PET Bottle Resin for Asia, Polyester Fiber, PTA, MEG, Phenol and Acetone for China. These responsibilities require input to the Global Plastics & Polymers Market Report, Global Fibers and Feedstocks Market Report, Asian Market Report – Aromatics and Plastics & Polymers Asia/Middle East/India Weekly. Alan maintains and updates Asia/China price forecasts and monitors and updates on capacities in Asia/China.He has worked on a number of business advisory studies for the various CMAI offices in compiling China related industrial data and market information. Alan maintains firm relationship with most major China petrochemical producers and traders allowing him to acquire reliable and accurate market data for the China petrochemical markets.In August 2001, Alan joined Chemical Market Associates, Inc. (CMAI) as an Analyst through our Singapore office. He was then assigned to CMAI’s partnering office in Shanghai serving as CMAI’s China Representative where provided support to the Global Fiber and Feedstocks team on China polyester and intermediates for the monthly fibers report, as well as the World Methanol team for an Asia weekly report.