Chase Willett

IHS Markit

Executive Director – Americas Sales – Base Chemicals

Upon graduating from North Carolina State University with a B.S. in Chemical Engineering, Chase embarked on a career in the commercial side of the chemical and plastics industry with Eastman Chemical for 13 years to include roles in sales, market management, product management, procurement management and as Business Unit Manager for PET for Asia Pacific in Singapore. Chase’s primary focus was the plastics industries specifically specialty polyester plastics and PET for the beverage and food packaging industries.

In 2000, Chase joined CMAI, a small but rapidly growing petrochemical consulting and analytics firm in Houston, as a Director of Polyester and Polyester Raw Materials Consulting where he produced, marketed, sold and delivered the analytics. He later became a partner in the firm and with the sale to IHS in 2011 took on the role of Global Business Director for Aromatics and Fibers. In 2015, Chase transitioned to IHS Markit’s sales organization as Executive Director of Sales for the Americas for the Oil, Midstream, Downstream and Chemicals business line as well as the Gas, Power and Energy and Coal Metals and Mining business lines.

With the pending sale of IHS Markit’s (now S&P Global’s) Base Chemicals business to Dow Jones, Chase will be the Executive Director for Base Chemicals for Dow Jones in the Americas.