Charles M. Sievert
Charles Sievert was born in 1947 in Chester, Idaho about 50 miles north of Idaho Falls. He attended U of I, where he was in the Naval Reserve Officers Training Corps (NROT C) program, the college-based, commissioned officer training program of the United States Navy and the United States Marine Corps and graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering in 1969.
After graduation, Sievert served as a United States naval officer during the Vietnam War-era for four years and then began his career working for Exxon Chemical in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. There he served as a design engineer, financial analyst and product manager over his five year tenure at the company. Sievert was then transferred to a management position at Exxon’s headquarters in Houston. Sievert left Exxon in 1978, and joined the Pace Company in Houston as a market research consultant.
In 1980, Sievert left Pace to become one of the three founders of Chemical Data in Houston, Texas. For over 30 years, Sievert has been one of the consultants writing their flagship international publication — the “Monthly Petrochemical and Plastics Analysis.” Sievert is currently the President of Chemical Data that provides ongoing market research and analysis for the U.S. plastics, petrochemical and petroleum industries.
Their exclusive services for the industry include twice monthly multi-client studies that cover most everything from crude oil and natural gas to plastics. Their clients span the globe and include investment, energy, oil, chemical, and consumer product companies. Their clients also include a number of plastics converters and plastics consumers, both large and small. One of Sievert’s reports provides continuous U.S. market coverage of 34 major petrochemicals and plastics. Another report provides continuous coverage of the world petroleum situation as well as the U.S. petroleum and natural gas industries. The study focuses on current and future supply, demand, and pricing for the following: U.S. and world crude oil, U.S. average crude acquisition cost, refined products (gasoline, jet fuel, distillate), natural gas and natural gas liquids, petrochemical feedstocks, to name a few. Included in these reports are various reports on manufacturing economics, supply and demand balances, prices, and other topics.