Natural Resources >> Sector Roundtables >> March 29, 1999
Roundtable Forum: Specialty Chemicals
TRACY MARSHBANKS is a Vice President at First Analysis Securities
Corporation. Previously, he was associated with Amoco Corp. He received
his Bachelor's degree in Chemical Engineering from Colorado State
University, his MBA from the University of Chicago and his PhD in
Chemical Engineering from Purdue University. Profile
TIMOTHY M. RANKIN is a Financial Analyst at Franklin Mutual Advisers,
Inc. Previously, he was associated with Glickenhaus & Co. A Chartered
Financial Analyst, Mr. Rankin received his Bachelor's degree from
Columbia University. He is a member of the NYSSA and the AIMR. Mr.
Rankin includes Alpine skiing, camping, hiking, and bicycling among his
personal interests. Profile
Christopher M. Bodnar is an Associate Director of Bear, Stearns & Co.,
Inc. Previously, he was associated with Putnam Companies of Boston. Mr.
Bodnar received his Bachelor's degree from Boston University. Profile
ALLAN H. COHEN is a Managing Director at First Analysis Securities
Corporation. Prior to joining First Analysis, he was associated with
Kemper Securities, Valspar Corporation, Sherwin-Williams and Champion
International. He earned his BA degree from SUNY at Buffalo, his MBA
from the University of Chicago and his PhD from Northwestern University.
Dr. Cohen is a member of the American Chemical Society, the Commercial
Development Association and the Chemical Management Research
Association. He is married with three children. Dr. Cohen's personal
interests include bicycling, sailing, scuba diving, and his family. Profile
TWST: Was 1998 any improvement over 1997 for the group of specialty
chemical companies that you cover, and how about 1999, year-to-date?
Mr. Cohen: As illustrated by the accompanying graph