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Roundtable Forum: Chemical Industry

PAUL T. LEMING is a Managing Director with ING Barings. Previously, he was associated with Deutsche Morgan Grenfell, Inc. as a Director in Research, as well as with Kidder Peabody and Morgan Stanley. Mr. Leming holds a Bachelor's degree in Business from Georgetown University and an MBA from George Washington University. He has three children, and enjoys tennis, skiing, and golf in his leisure. Profile
P.J. JUVEKAR is a Chemical Analyst at Salomon Smith Barney, covering the environmental and Canadian oil and gas sectors. He previously worked as a Project Engineer at Boise Cascade Corp. He received a BS in Chemical Engineering from the University of Bombay, an MS in Chemical Engineering from the University of Maine, and an MBA from Carnegie Mellon University. Profile
JOHN E. ROBERTS is a First Vice President at Merrill Lynch, coordinating 13 chemical analysts around the globe as well as providing research on the US major and diversified chemical companies. He was previously associated with Kidder Peabody, Booz, Allen & Hamilton and Badger Engineering, a division of Raytheon. Mr. Roberts participates in the following Merrill Lynch chemical industry events: monthly conference calls with key industry leaders, quarterly luncheons in NYC with the US chemicals team, and the three-day annual conference in NYC each March. He received an MS in Chemical Engineering at Tufts University and an MS in Management at the MIT Sloan School with a concentration in Finance. Profile
FRANK J. MITSCH is an Independent Analyst. He was previously associated with Chase H&Q, Merrill Lynch, Betz Laboratories, Kline S.A. Mr. Mitsch is a member of the Chemical Analysts of New York, Leading Chemicals Analyst-Reuters and a member of the A.I.CH.E. He received a Bachelor of Engineering-Chemical Engineering from Stevens Institute of Technology and an MBA in Finance from Montclair State University. Profile
TWST: Paul, let's start by examining the issues that have shaped the

environment for the chemical industry in 2000. Which, in your view, have

had the biggest impact on the performance of the basic