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Bala Suresh is currently responsible for planning and oversight of content, forecast methodology and quality of reports pertaining to the industrial gases industry that are part of the Chemical Economics Handbook Program (CEH). He also contributes to ongoing development of programs and single client consulting projects.
Mr. Suresh has more than 30 years of experience in process design, plant economics, marketing research and business development, both in industrial and consulting areas. He has authored a broad range of reports for the Chemical Economics Handbook (CEH) and the Specialty Chemicals Update Program (SCUP) and is actively involved in strategy development and single client consulting. He started his career in India, working with the Indian subsidiary of Clariant, and later joined Balmer Lawrie & Co. (India) in their petrochemical division. In 1991, he joined Nuclear Fuel Services, Tennessee, where he was involved in field engineering and was responsible for business development activities. He joined SRI Consulting in 2000 before it became part of IHS Markit in 2010. Mr. Suresh holds bachelor's and master's degree in chemical engineering, as well as an MBA.