Steve Ates

Steve is Managing Director of SBAcci focusing on the group’s global polyester raw material and polyester polymer models. SBAcci is a consulting firm specializing in the global polyester value stream from aromatic feedstocks through rigid PET packaging.  The company also provides custom single client work in the areas of cost modeling, polyester recycling, M&A activity, and specialty polymers.

Steve has been involved with the polyester industry for 20 years and was the former Chief Operating Officer at Wellman, Inc. from 2008 – 2011.  His experience includes technical service, sales, and management experience in the polyester fiber industry, the PET resin industry, and the PET recycling industry.  He has travelled extensively throughout his career and conducted business in Asia, Europe, and the Americas.

Steve earned a BS in Polymer Science from the University of Southern Mississippi and currently resides with his family in Ocean Springs, MS.

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February 7, 2017

10:30 AM

Room: TBA

The Dynamics of a Mature Market

As the global market for PET and raw materials is becoming a mature market based on slowed global growth rates, it is far from static.  New plant capacities for MEG, PX, PTA, and PET continue to disrupt the status quo and have their impact on margins and market dynamics.