November 6, 2008

CMAI Expands Service Offerings With Appointment of Blaine Finley As Director for Global Strategic Services

HOUSTON, Nov. 6 /PRNewswire/ -- Chemical Market Associates, Inc. (CMAI) is pleased to announce the addition of Mr. Blaine Finley as Director for Global Strategic Services. Blaine will be responsible for championing the growing CMAI Business Advisory Service that is focused on strategic analysis and strategy development. CMAI's Strategic Service offering provides clients with world class chemical industry expertise applied through a rigorous approach derived from extensive project experience. In addition to strategic analysis and strategy development, CMAI's Business Advisory Services have extensive experience assisting clients with corporate and business planning, industry and market analysis, M&A support, major capital investment analysis and litigation support.


Blaine comes to CMAI with more than 20 years of chemical industry and management consulting experience. Blaine began his career with Conoco, Inc. as a Process Engineer at their Lake Charles Chemical Plant and later worked in financial and business analysis roles at Exxon Chemical Corporation. At Royal Dutch Shell, Blaine held joint venture management, profitability management, and market analysis roles. Blaine began his management consulting career at Arthur D. Little where he advanced through consulting and project management roles. He later joined Accenture's Strategic Services group focusing on serving Accenture's chemical industry clients. Most recently, Blaine was a Director with Kline and Company. Blaine has a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from Rice University and an M.B.A. from the Tuck School at Dartmouth College.

CMAI is the premier provider of Market and Business Advisory services offering a unique combination of consulting analytics and expertise for the global chemical, plastics, fibers and chlor-alkali industries. With offices in Houston, New York, London, Dubai, Dusseldorf, Singapore and Shanghai, CMAI has provided expert advisory services to a broad base of companies across multiple value chains and geographies since 1979. Clients to CMAI services include chemical and oil companies, technology & EPC companies, banking and financial institutions, plastic converters, textile & apparel manufacturers, brand-owners, grocers/retailers, government agencies and trading companies.

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