Zachary Moore, a well-known plastics and petrochemicals market analyst, has died at age 43.
Moore passed away Jan. 25 at his home in Houston. He had worked for research firm ICIS for almost eight years, most recently as a senior editor manager covering polyethylene, polypropylene, polystyrene and expanded PS markets.
Prior to ICIS, Moore worked for more than nine years at research firm ChemOrbis after starting his career as an intern at the Cato Institute.
Moore was a native of Greensboro, N.C. He held a bachelor's degree from Georgia State University and a master's degree from the University of North Carolina-Greensboro.
Moore was an avid traveler who visited more than 50 countries. He was based in Turkey and Malaysia for parts of his career.
In an article to be published, ICIS officials said that Moore "immediately made a positive impact on coverage across a range of chemical commodities, none more so than polymers."
Moore's "skillful handling of sources and oftentimes fragmented information quickly won the confidence of the markets and rapidly established his reputation as one of the industry's leading price reporters in the Americas," they added.
At ICIS, Moore's colleagues "directly benefited from [his] patient tutoring and his deep institutional knowledge" and that he "led by example in terms of market engagement."
"In the face of a social trend toward text and email interactions, [Moore] championed the phone over the keyboard and had a mastery of sharing enough of his market knowledge with sources to elicit valuable information in return," officials said.
"Zachary will be dearly missed by his colleagues and all who know him in the chemical industry," they added.
A private service for Moore will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, Moore's family asks that donations be made to Christ Church Cathedral in Houston, where he was an active member.