ICIS expands consulting business

Houston, January 2013 - ICIS is pleased to announce the expansion of its consulting business in Houston, Texas. The additional team members strengthen ICIS’s global consulting capabilities with coverage in every major region of the world, with primary offices in Shanghai, Singapore, London, Milan and Houston.

Providing expertise and advisory services in chemicals, petrochemicals, refining, base oils, fertilizer, and energy commodities, ICIS Consulting helps business leadership teams around the world understand how current and projected market conditions impact their businesses.

Joining the US ICIS Consulting team are:

Karl Bartholomew, Vice President Americas: Karl will champion the business presence in the Americas for ICIS Consulting. Reporting to Paul Ray, global Head of Consulting & Analytics, Karl joins ICIS from a long career history with KBC Advanced Technologies, Pace Consultants/Jacobs Consultancy and Exxon refining. He has a wealth of expertise in project finance, feasibility, and valuation in the refining, energy and petrochemical sectors. He will serve as ICIS’s representative to  American Fuel & Petrochemical Manufacturers (AFPM) association board of directors, as well as continue to serve on the AFPM Fuels Committee and Associates Steering Committee. Karl is also an Accredited Senior Appraiser with the American Society of Appraisers.


Also joining Karl are James Ray, Senior Consultant Polymers, who brings many years’ experience in the downstream polymer converter industries in procurement, sales, analysis and management roles including Guildford Performance Textiles (a Cerberus Capital Management portfolio company), Plastics Inc. and United Plastics Group (an Aurora Capital portfolio company); and Ed Sporcic, Consultant, who joins ICIS after a long career in the petrochemical and refining industries including SRI Consulting, PCI, Dewitt and Arco Chemical.  


To find out more about ICIS consulting services visit : http://www.icis.com/chemicals/channel-info-about/consulting/ or email karl.bartholomew@icis.com

About ICIS:

ICIS is the world's largest petrochemical market information provider, and has fast-growing energy and fertilizer divisions. Our aim is to give companies in global commodities markets a competitive advantage by delivering trusted pricing data, high-value news, analysis and independent consulting, enabling them to make better-informed trading and planning decisions.

With a global staff of more than 800, ICIS has people based in Houston, Washington, New York, London, Montpellier, Dusseldorf, Milan, Mumbai, Singapore, Guangzhou, Beijing, Shanghai, Yantai, Tokyo and Perth. The team covers over 180 commodity markets, and has in-depth knowledge across markets in upstream and downstream.

About Reed Business Information:

Reed Business Information is a leading provider of business information, data and marketing solutions in multiple formats. We produce industry critical data services and lead generation tools, as well as online community and job sites. We publish business magazines with market leading positions in many sectors. As part of the Reed Elsevier Group plc, we’re a powerful player in providing professional information solutions and a leader in our field.