Dr. Plotkin brings more than three decades of experience working for both operating companies and consulting firms in the petrochemical industry to his role as head of IHS Markit Chemical and Energy Training for the Oil, Midstream, Downstream and Chemical (OMDC) markets. He is internationally recognized as a gifted educator on the subjects of the technology and business of petrochemicals. Dr. Plotkin is co-author of a popular chemical textbook entitled, "Industrial Organic Chemicals, third edition" (Wiley Interscience, 2012) and a contributing editor of the American Chemical Society's Patent Watch online. He holds 30 US patents and has authored more than 25 publications in peer-reviewed journals. Prior to joining IHS Markit, Dr. Plotkin served as vice president of Nexant/Chem System's training programs. Dr. Plotkin's industrial experience include working in research for Exxon Chemical and in marketing and product management for ISP. Dr. Plotkin holds a Doctor of Philosophy in Organometallic Chemistry from the University of Pennsylvania, US, and an Master of Business Administration from PACE University, New York City, US. He also served as a post-doctoral research fellow at the Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio, US.a minor in psychology.