PetroChem Wire's Team

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Kathy Hall is the Executive Editor and founder of PetroChem Wire, a daily newsletter she created in 2007 to serve the US olefins and polymers markets by providing useful and clear information about commodity chemical pricing and operations. The company has grown from producing a single daily email report to producing 5 daily reports, 4 weekly reports and several monthly reports available by email and on data platforms including GlobalView, Morningstar and Bloomberg. Prior to starting PetroChem Wire, Kathy spent more than 10 years as a commodity markets reporter, editor and manager at Platts. PetroChem Wire serves as the industry benchmark for US ethylene, propylene, polyethylene and polypropylene and is used by the NYMEX/CME Clearport contracts for these products.

Cindy Bryan is PetroChem Wire's director of sales and marketing. She is based in Houston. Cindy spent several years as the Director for Marketing Services at Resin Technology Inc. (RTi) and prior to that was a senior commodity markets reporter at ICIS.

Joe Link is PetroChem Wire’s director of business development. Joe spent eight years at Bloomberg LP in New York. Prior to that he held business-development and editorial positions at Platts. He was responsible for developing Platts Global Alert, the real-time news and price information service, in 1984. Joe is based in Montclair, New Jersey.

David Barry is the PetroChem Wire's senior editor. He is based in Houston and reports on daily polyethylene, polypropylene and polystyrene markets. Prior to joining PCW, he spent several years as a commodity markets reporter at ICIS.

Donna Todd is a PetroChem Wire Senior Editor. Donna reports on the PVC resin and pipe markets. Donna has more than 20 years of experience as a commodity chemicals editor. Prior to joining PCW, Donna covered PVC and pipe for IHS for seven years. Before that she worked at Shell Chemical Risk Management, as the Managing Editor at the Phillip Townsend Associates Plastic Market Monthly, and as the Senior Editor for Plastics and Olefins at ICIS. Donna is based in Timpson, TX.

Janet Link is the product manager of PetroChem Wire's Repro/Regrind Report, about the commodity-grade recycled resin markets. Janet is based in Montclair, New Jersey. Janet has worked as an editorial manager and commodity markets reporter at Platts, as a consultant for Poten & Partners, and as a markets journalist at Chemical Market Reporter.

Xavier Cronin is editor of PetroChem Wire’s Repro/Regrind Resin Report. He was a staff editor for McGraw-Hill Platts from 1997 to 2008, covering a wide range of products from metals to crude oil. Prior to that, he worked as a reporter for Energy Intelligence Group, The New York Times and the Hartford Courant.

Robert Sharp is the editor of the PCW Daily Refinery Focus Report and manages all coverage of refined products markets, including alkylate, reformate, raffinate, naphtha, VGO, benzene, toluene and MX. After spending more than 30 years as a refined products markets editor and editorial manager at Platts, Robert is also PCW's resident expert on refining economics and refinery operations. Robert is based in Houston, Texas.

Samantha Hartke is product manager at PetroChem Wire. Her responsibilities include developing essential price benchmarks, products and analyses for natural gas liquids, olefins and aromatics. Before joining PCW, she was Director of the Market Daily Service group at IHS Chemical, where she launched a global suite of daily reports covering petrochemical products in Europe, Asia and the US. Samantha spent nine years at Platts’ North American natural gas group as an analyst.