Mark Eramo

S&P Global

Senior Vice President Energy & Chemicals

Mark Eramo is Vice President, Global Business Development – Energy & Chemicals, at S&P Global. Based in Houston, Texas he joined IHS in May 2011 following the acquisition of Chemical Market Associates, Inc. (CMAI). In this current role which began in August 2015, Mr. Eramo leads a global team that is working with existing and new clients to develop and strengthen the business relationships at the executive level, and ensure a full understanding of the breadth of the IHS offerings for the Chemical Industry. Prior to this role, Mr. Eramo had responsibility for the IHS Chemical market insight teams located in every major region that provide in-depth market research and analysis on nearly 300 chemical and plastics products. Mr. Eramo worked at CMAI (Chemical Market Associates) for more than 13 years, where, in his last role as executive vice president, he was responsible for CMAI’s global market advisory services covering base chemicals, intermediates and plastics markets. Mr. Eramo also served on the Board of CMAI. Before joining CMAI, Mr. Eramo worked for more than twelve years in the chemical industry with Vista Chemical Company holding positions in technical sales, customer service and product management. He received a Bachelor of Science degree in chemical engineering from Cornell University, where he also enjoyed playing football for the Big Red.

Sessions With Mark Eramo

Tuesday, 8 March

  • 02:50pm - 03:30pm (CST) / 08/mar/2022 08:50 pm - 08/mar/2022 09:30 pm

    Sustainability & Circularity: The changing world of chemicals & plastics

    Panel Downstream/Midstream/Chemicals

    Reducing the use of hydrocarbon feedstocks is arguably one of the most environmentally impactful goals for the chemical industry; second only to eliminating waste plastics from the global ecosystem. Recycling technology exists today that enables the industry to move beyond using waste plastics for simple energy recovery. These technologies, in combination with biomaterials, offer the potential to decouple certain plastics applications from hydrocarbon feedstocks. While conversations regarding limits on plastics production among policy makers and the industry are in early stages, one can begin to contemplate a “peak-production scenario” for certain plastics in the future. Sustainability and circularity pressures are increasing, and the chemicals and plastics industries are developing new business models in response. What does this mean for the future of consumer good made from plastics? How will producers in the plastics goods supply-chain respond to these emerging challenges? Are the economics of emerging business models viable in a “free market” system?