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KATHY HALL is the Executive Editor and founded PetroChem Wire in 2007. Prior to starting PetroChem Wire, Kathy spent more than 10 years as a commodity markets reporter, editor and manager at Platts. | +1 720.480.6288

DAVID BARRY is PetroChem Wire’s Senior Editor. He is based in Houston and reports on daily polyethylene, polypropylene and polystyrene markets. Before joining PetroChem Wire in 2011, he spent several years as a commodity markets reporter at ICIS. | +1 803.740.2160

DONNA TODD is a PetroChem Wire Senior Editor. Donna reports on the PVC resin and pipe markets. Donna has more than 30 years of experience as a commodity chemicals editor. Before joining PetroChem Wire in 2012, Donna covered PVC and pipe for Harriman Chemsult and IHS for seven years. She has also 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 Garrison, TX. | +1 936.615.7825

XAVIER CRONIN is editor of PetroChem Wire’s Recycled Plastics Weekly. Before joining PetroChem Wire in 2013, he was a staff editor for McGraw-Hill Platts covering a wide range of products from metals to crude oil. Xavier has also worked as a reporter for Energy Intelligence Group, The New York Times and the Hartford Courant. | +1 203. 829.6313

Anna Matherne

ANNA MATHERNE joined PetroChem Wire in March 2022 as associate director. Her background spans the past 16 years in industry, editing and writing for trade publications, and focusing on communications at Dow Chemical and a shipping and logistics agency. For the past three years, she worked at ICIS covering methanol and acetyls. There, she started an Americas-based podcast, gaining more than 1,000 listens on a regular basis and developed more in-depth coverage of tanker and container shipping markets. She has also covered refined products, NGLs and base oils for ICIS. | +1 985.696.3215

ADAM BURKIN joined PetroChem Wire in May 2022 as a principal journalist covering olefins and derivatives markets. He is a seasoned analytics professional with over a decade’s experience in various verticals including energy, petrochemicals, data products and finance. Previously, he was a markets reporter at ICIS, covering aromatics and derivatives. He holds a bachelor’s in economics and government from The University of Texas at Austin, and a master’s in strategic analytics from Brandeis University. He is also the co-founder and board member of The Association of Industry Analytics, a vocational non-profit for analytical professions. | +1 713.515.9699