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Mr. Waters brings more than three decades of industry experience to his role as Director of plastics planning and analysis. His responsibilities at IHS Markit cover polyethylene and polypropylene, including support for both market advisory services as well as single client projects and studies related to polyolefins. He served as project lead for 'Plastics Pathway to Sustainability', the multiclient study on plastics sustainability issued in November 2018 and is project lead for 'Changing Course: Plastics, carbon and the transition to circularity' an expanded multi-client study on plastics sustainability to be issues in 2020. Mr. Waters joined IHS Markit in 2012 as Director of Polyolefins-North America. Previously, he was with LyondellBasell in commercial mamagement roles in polyethylene and polypropylene for 15 years, including new business startups and third-party marketing agreements, regional sales management, strategic planning and contract management. He began his career at DuPont, initially as a business analyst for supporting the global elastomers business followed by technical, sales and business management assignments for a variety of films and resins in packaging markets. Mr. Waters holds a Bachelor of Science in chemistry from the University of Georgia and an MBA from the University of Miami, both in the United States.