Anthony J. Palmer is Vice President of IHS Markit where he is responsible for the Circular Plastics & Chemicals Sustainability business for the Base Chemicals & Plastics group. In this role, he coordinates the Research & Insight activities associated with carbon emissions and plastics reuse, reduction, and recycle. Special focus involves mechanical and chemical recycle technology & economics, plastic waste supply & logistics, company ESG initiatives and strategic responses to sustainability, and macro-industry implications.
Prior to his current position, Mr. Palmer managed the East and West Coast Office operations of IHS Markit’s Chemical Consulting Group. Mr. Palmer has directed engagements for clients with interests in the business, technical, and financial aspects of the energy, chemicals, and related process industries. His areas of interest included strategic business management, financial and acquisition analysis, technology assessment, capital project planning, manufacturing strategy, international project development, expert witness/litigation support, and material supply strategy. Up until 2004, Mr. Palmer was a Founding Director at CPI Consulting Associates, at which time the firm’s operations were merged into Chemical Market Associates (CMAI). In 2011, IHS Markit Inc. (NYSE: INFO) acquired CMAI and formed IHS Chemical, its third largest industry vertical behind Energy and Transportation.
Mr. Palmer’s consulting activities are focused on helping companies plan and implement business and corporate development programs worldwide. He has managed numerous assignments in Asia and Latin America relating to natural gas utilization and petrochemical complex planning. His experience also comprises business valuation, debt coverage, and due diligence assignments associated with financial transactions in the process industries, and has provided support in several commercial litigation matters involving process industry participants.
In addition to his consulting activities, Mr. Palmer is an Adjunct Professor of Management at Connecticut State University’s Ancell School of Business Administration where he teaches courses in Strategic Management using the case analysis approach.
Mr. Palmer was also associated with Chem Systems and Exxon Corporation. He holds both Bachelors and Masters Degrees in Chemical Engineering from Manhattan College, and an MBA in Finance and International Business from Fordham University.