ABOUT US

Chemical Market Resources, Inc. was established in 1990 to undertake business research and strategic planning for a global clientele base concentrated in the chemical, petrochemical, plastics, and allied industries.

In September, 2014 CMR, Inc.  was acquired by TZ Minerals International (TZMI). CMR now operates as a wholly owned subsidiary of TZMI.

ABOUT TZMI:

Founded in 1994, TZMI is an independent consulting company which specializes in all aspects of the mineral sands, TiO2 pigment, titanium metal, zircon and coatings industries. TZMI is unique in that it has technical and operational experience, together with strategic and commercial competency, to provide a full service offering to clients. Clients range from the world’s 500 largest companies through to mid-sized companies and small businesses, including titanium feedstock producers, TiO2 pigment producers, and a range of titanium metal, paint and coatings and financial institutions.

In the last 20 years TZMI has grown from being a company that focused primarily on providing reports and publications, to one that provides a complete range of technical and market strategy assignments including single client services as well as comprehensive industry reviews.

For more information visit www.TZMI.com

OUR MISSION

is to provide our clients with thoroughly researched market reports emphasizing:

  • Emerging trends in the industry
  • Changes in technology, and
  • Assisting them in formulating their strategy for their success.s

Our talented team of professionals consists of Chemical Engineers and MBAs, all highly trained and skilled in the latest business research techniques, thus providing highly qualified marketing research and strategic planning assistance for better decision making.

Utilizing the most current analytical tools for marketing research and strategic planning puts us ahead of our competition. Our strength is in closely interacting with clients to maximize the effectiveness of our studies. We provide in-depth research combined with thorough analysis in a cost effective and timely fashion.

To us, every project we take on is an opportunity to demonstrate our passion for excellence and pride in our work. It is this very commitment to excellence that makes us the preferred business research provider to top tier companies worldwide.

SOME OF OUR CLIENTS

ROD G. CUMMINGS, VICE PRESIDENT

ROD G. CUMMINGS, VICE PRESIDENT

Rod
PROFILE

Rod joined the Chemical Market Resources, Inc. team on 3/23/2015

Rod has extensive 20+ experience in sales, marketing/business development, strategic opportunity assessment, product concept definition; economic model creation, cost/revenue projections, product design, pricing strategy, packaging and channel development as well as value pricing modeling, customer need evaluation, industry trends, market research and segmentation, competitive analysis and marketing strategies for molecules and polymers to the petrochemical and bio‐based spaces.

Experience in M&A activities from identifying targets, partnership selection criterion, due diligence efforts, valuations comparisons, deal flow options and deal flow closure activities.

BUSINESS ADVISORY EXPERIENCE

Industry experience includes Polyethylene, Polypropylene, Olefins, Specialty PP Polymers, Base Chemicals and Derivative Chemicals to Converting Processes & Market Applications.

Project types have included Business Unit Strategies Development, Product Portfolio Assessment and Optimization, Capital Project Assessments, Technology Assessment, Licensing Strategy Development, R&D Strategies Development and Corporate & Marketing Strategies.

Special skills include taking wholistic approach to new product concepts to commercialization. Evaluations of building block molecules to end use products; assessing feedstock options, technologies options and value chain collaborations to gain competitive or advantaged economics for product launches.

Have worked on projects in North America, Europe, Middle East, India, South America and Southeast Asia.

Prior companies were TOTAL, Tate & Lyle, Eastman Chemical Company and DSM.

EDUCATION & SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

BS Chemical Engineering from North Carolina State University in Raleigh, NC.

Rod is married. He and his wife live in Kingsport, TN, along with their two children.

GREGG GOODNIGHT, BSCHE, MSCHE, PE, VICE PRESIDENT, CMR-D
PROFILE

Gregg A Goodnight joined TZMI’s Houston office June 17, 2013.

For 12 years prior to joining TZMI, Gregg worked as a chemicals equity analyst for UBS as part of the US Equity Research organization, leading the team during the last two years.

BUSINESS ADVISORY EXPERIENCE

His area of focus included the analysis of commodity chemicals, including ethylene and derivatives, propylene, commodity plastics, inorganic chemicals (including TiO2) and others.

Gregg’s UBS team covered major US chemical producers including Dow Chemical, DuPont, LyondellBasell, Tronox and other large and mid‐cap companies.

Prior to UBS, Gregg worked in the chemical industry for 27 years in various assignments at DuPont, Monsanto, and Solutia.

LOCATION: Houston, USA

EDUCATION & SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

Gregg holds degrees in chemical engineering from the University of Texas and the University of Pennsylvania and is a registered engineer in the State of Texas.

He and his wife Nancy live in Pearland, Texas along with their three children and two grandchildren.

PRANAV BHUPATHI, CONSULTANT
PROFILE

Pranav has been with Chemical Market Resources, Inc. for the past four years

Business and technology consulting experience in business/market research, product/application development, client interfacing/relationship management, strategic planning, product positioning and technology evaluation in petrochemicals, polyolefins/plastics and catalysts

WORK EXPERIENCE

Conducted and participated in proprietary consulting projects for global petrochemical companies related to polyolefins/plastics, elastomers and other petrochemical products including special emphasis on catalysts, processes and product application technology; presented results to senior/middle management for effective execution

Focus areas include opportunity analysis, technology and industry trend assessment, developing forecasting models, new product introduction strategies, intermaterial substitution opportunities, and project economics as they relate to plastics, petrochemicals and related industries

Participated in 50+ in-depth custom studies involving business/market intelligence, strategic planning, opportunity analysis, market entry/commercialization strategy and management plans to optimize product portfolio and increase revenues for clients in petrochemicals, polyolefins/plastics, bioplastics and other specialty sectors

Authored and contributed to several multi-client reports on commodity plastics and specialty polyolefins and elastomers

EDUCATION & SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

MS in Biotechnology Management from Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, PA

BS Chemistry from St. Joseph’s College

PRASHANTH SABBINENI, SENIOR RESEARCH ANALYST
PROFILE

Prashanth joined CMR in 2012

Prashanth has been actively involved since in the market analysis and providing strategic options for products such as polyethylenes, other plastics, C4 (Butadiene) & C5 (DCPD, Piperylene), rubbers, plasticizers, tie-layer resins, bioplastics, and bio-chemicals

BUSINESS ADVISORY EXPERIENCE

Worked on several polyethylene‐related confidential single client studies

Assisted a major North American polyethylene producer in planning their new polyethylene plant

Assisted a major petrochemical company in Southeast Asia in planning a petrochemical complex and analyzing their downstream product portfolio

Provided strategic analysis for a global private equity firm evaluating a confidential buyout

Assisted a major Asian petrochemical company in assessing the impact of shale gas on the Asian petrochemical business

Helped Asian petrochemical companies connect with North American suppliers of raw materials

Helped Asian petrochemical companies connect with distributors and converters in North America and Europe

Skills include identifying applications drivers, growth drivers, region drivers, historical/current/future supply and demand

EDUCATION

M.S. Chemical Engineering, Louisiana Tech University, Ruston, LA

B.Tech Chemical Engineering, J.N.T. University, India

SHREEKANTA B. ARADHYA, Ph.D., SENIOR RESEARCH ANALYST
PROFILE

Shreekanta has experience as a research analyst with knowledge of petrochemical industry in business market research and economic analysis in polyolefins.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Project types have included Polyolefin Technology Assessment and R&D Strategies Development.

Participated in custom studies involving business/market intelligence, strategic planning for clients in polyolefins sector and catalysts.

Authored multi‐client report on polypropylene fibers

EDUCATION & SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

Ph.D. Chemical Engineering from Missouri University of Science & Technology at Rolla, MO.

BS Chemical Engineering from M.S. Ramaiah Institute of Technology at Bangalore, India.

“Flow Regime Identification in Three Multiphase Reactors Based on Kolmogorov Entropies Derived from Gauge Pressure Fluctuations”, Journal of Chemical Engineering of Japan; Volume 45, Issue 8, 2012, Pages 757‐764.

“Study of Solids and Gas Distribution in Spouted Bed Operated In Stable and Unstable Conditions”, Journal of Engineering Research and Applications; Volume 4, Issue 2, 2014, Pages 1‐6.

“A Feasibility study for identifying flow regime transitions in a fluidized bed using Gamma Ray Densitometry Technique”, submitted to Journal of Flow Measurement & Instrumentation [Under Review].

“A New Calibration Methodology for Optical Fiber probes in Multiphase Reactors for Volume Fraction Measurement”, submitted to Journal of Chemical Engineering Science [Under Review].

ANDREY BELYANIN, RESEARCH ANALYST
PROFILE

Research Analyst with Chemical Market Resources since May 2013 with project management and presentation experience, focusing on strategic analysis of global petrochemical markets with an emphasis on North American shale gas and C2‐C5 derivatives

BUSINESS ADVISORY EXPERIENCE

Project experience in Natural Gas Liquids, Olefins, Polyolefins, Plastomers & Elastomers, and Polymer Converting Processes & Markets

Project types have included Market and Technology Analysis, Product Development Strategies, Opportunity Analysis, Competitive Intelligence and Market Entry Strategies

Worked on projects covering North America, South America, Western Europe, Central and Eastern Europe, Middle East, China, Japan and Southeast Asia in scope

Analyzed impact of North American shale gas on C2‐C5 product chains by region

Performed technical and economic analysis of natural gas processing, developed cost/profit model and projection

Developed feedstock usage and manufacturing cost models for olefin production in the United States and internationally

Conducted opportunity analysis for a specialty product of a leading North American petrochemical producer by technical properties and target markets

Determined and presented recommendations on the overall approach to product and application development for commercial success of the specialty product

EDUCATION & BACKGROUND

BS Biochemistry and Cell Biology from Rice University in Houston, TX

Four co‐authored publications in top scientific journals as an undergraduate

Fluent in Russian and English, proficient in French

BEN LEE, RESEARCH ANALYST
PROFILE

Ben joined the Chemical Market Resources, Inc. team on 12/08/2014

Prior to joining to CMR, Ben has 1 year experience as research consultant at University of Texas for technology assessment and market evaluation, as well as 2 year experience as process engineer in clean energy industry.

BUSINESS ADVISORY EXPERIENCE

Have worked on a proprietary speciality polypropylene study for an Asian producer

As a part of commercial team for Asian Clean Technology company, evaluated market opportunities in North America and Africa, and developed business strategies for expansion activities

Worked on technology assessment on shale gas hydraulic fracturing tools for University of Texas

Provided market assessment on non‐toxic EVA foam and TPE foam for Asian converter

EDUCATION & SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

MS in Technology Commercialization from University of Texas at Austin

MS in Chemical Engineering from National Cheng Kung University in Tainan, Taiwan

BS in Applied Chemistry from National Kaohsiung University in Kaohsiung ,Taiwan

“Organometallic polymers based on fluorene‐bridged bis‐benzimidazolylidene via direct ligand–metal coordination: synthesis, characterization and optical properties”, Polymer Chem., 3, 2776-2784

ABBAS MASUM, RESEARCH ANALYST
PROFILE

Abbas joined the Chemical Market Resources, Inc. team in September 1998

Abbas has extensive experience in the fields of sciences; mathematical modelling, database, IT and education

22 years in all phases of business development including chemicals & plastics, marketing/business development, strategic opportunity assessment, and marketing strategies to support the growth of the CMR.

BUSINESS AND ADVISORY EXPERIENCES

Specific industry experience organizing FlexPO conferences in US as well as internationally

Has worked on numerous CMR’s projects and worked with clients to assess their needs and coordinate the delivery of their sensitive projects throughout North, Central and South America, and Western Europe.

Knowledgeable about what works to move the projects forward and has helped shaped the company to grow

EDUCATION & MISCELLANEOUS

MS Mathematics and Applications, Texas Southern University, Houston, Texas

BS Industrial Engineering, Lamar University, Beaumont, Texas

MICHEL DAUMERIE, SENIOR ASSOCIATE CONSULTANT
PROFILE
  • Since 2013, Michel is consulting with different companies for specific projects (M&A , technical and strategic advices ).
  • Multilingual Senior Executive with over 30 years experience in formulating and leading R&D programs and licensing technologies in the Petrochemical Industry.
  • Technical experience in Polyethylene , Polypropylene, Polystyrene, Expandable Polystyrene, Styrene Butadiene block copolymer, Styrene, foam PS.
  • Experience in catalysts development for Base Chemical and Refinery.
PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
  • 2008-2013 at Borealis: Director Polyolefins R and D . In charge of the research and development activities (from catalysis to polymer design and new processes) for Polyethylene and Polypropylene.
  • 1996-2008 at Fina- Total: Vice President of Research and Technology and VP Licensing. Counseled, advised and recommended short and long term goals with CEO and senior management. Directed daily operational aspects of Research and Technology Center, coordinated research and development plans with European, Korean and Japanese Research Operations. Directed IP of the company (patent estate, publication), licensed existing technologies, and negotiated and approved all technology contracts of company.
SKILLS
  • Technical Skill: Polymer Science, Petrochemical Processes, Catalysis, Plastic transformation.
  • Proven track record of promoting cost-effective change, dynamic growth and profitability of Fortune 500 Company.
  • Strong strategic thinker, including insightful analysis, comprehensive planning and focused execution.
  • Unique combination of technical and business acumen.
  • Strong technical background with ability in planning and implementing successful strategies.
  • Highly skilled in building long lasting customer and supplier relationship.
  • Adept at managing international, multi‐million dollar projects with proven ability in working with multicultural backgrounds.
  • Experienced negotiator with keen technological and intellectual properties (IP) savvy.
EDUCATION & PUBLICATIONS
  • Ph.D. Chemical Engineering and Physics of Polymer, University of Louvain, Louvain‐ La‐ Neuve, Belgium.
  • Master in Chemical Engineering, University of Louvain, Louvain-La Neuve, Belgium.
  • +/- 40 patents in various areas ( SBS, Styrenics, Polyethylene, Polypropylene ) and > 10 publications.
WILLIAM L. URQUHART, SENIOR ASSOCIATE CONSULTANT
PROFILE
  • Bill has 35 years’ experience in chemicals and plastics worldwide. He began his career with Exxon Chemical Americas, working in finance in the polypropylene dept., capital project development for the Baytown plant, and aromatics for western hemisphere operations.
  • His consulting experience includes Manager in Chemical Data, VP of Bonner & Moore, VP & Director of Pace and Jacobs Consultancy, and Managing Director of Consulting with Townsend. He has performed many assignments for the world’s largest companies, investment houses, and banks.
BUSINESS ADVISORY EXPERIENCE
  • Independent Market Consultant to Bank of America for syndicated loans to the first large western joint venture chemicals project in China, the BASF/Sinopec joint venture in Yangzi/Nanjing (27 chemicals and plastics products plus feed stocks).
  • Consultant to Petroleos Mexicanos for successful decontrol of Mexico’s prices for 25 chemicals and plastics.
  • Independent Market Consultant for the first major private sector chemicals project in Saudi Arabia.
  • Commercial development for the world’s largest ship owner (Japanese) for shipping & logistics of polyolefins worldwide.
  • Advising a Middle East development strategy for an international chemicals and plastics company presently developing a major joint venture polyethylene-consuming project in Saudi Arabia.
  • Plastics purchasing analysis and strategies for manufacturers of polyethylene & polypropylene industrial products worldwide.
  • Cost and profit analysis and overall project responsibility for plant by plant earnings modeling and analysis for an industrial suitor for BP’s Innovene business worldwide.
  • Industrial park development and specific commercial development for packaging films, pipe extrusion, medical parts injection molding, geotextiles, nonwoven fabrics, industrial liners, and small parts for automobile assemblies for clients in the Middle East and Asia.
  • As part of a commercial team for a Middle East company, negotiated commercial arrangements, business joint venture relationships, and technology acquisition with United States, Far Eastern, and European companies.
  • Qualified, testifying expert witness in the subject area of chemicals economics in U.S. Federal District Court.
EDUCATION & SELECTED PUBLICATIONS
  • Bill holds a BS in Engineering from Lamar University and MBA and Juris Doctor degrees from Indiana University

TESTIMONIALS

“…The attention to detail and strategic direction you provide are the real pluses. You provide a service that many in the Global chemical industry appreciate and praise…”

“…Your Company has a strong record of delivering high quality work in a very professional manner. We have found the analyses to be superb, complete and valuable for our business decision process…”

“…Time and again, CMR Inc. delivered accurate, complete analysis with insightful suggestions that helped us position ourselves very well…”

“…The insightful interpretations in Polyolefins & Elastomers Strategic Analysis are yet another proof of your in-depth industry involvement …”

“…All the work you have done for us was concise, timely your staff is the best in the industry…”

“…The level of attention to details and professionalism that was demonstrated is truly credit to you and your organization…”

“…The project exhibited the thoroughness and professionalism we have come to expect from your organization year after year…”

“…You are the best combination of high level technical knowledge with equally high business savvy. A rare combination…”

“…You always put our staff’s interests at the forefront and make them look good to our top management…”.