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A Little More About Us
Wood is an economic analyst specializing in the plastics industry, and he is the
founder of Mountaintop Economics & Research, Inc., (ME&R). He combines a
detailed knowledge of the data on the plastics industry and U.S. economy with 20
years of experience in economics analysis and forecasting. Bill also possesses
an objectivity that comes from working independently. He works closely with
managers in the plastics industry, yet maintains a detached perspective on the
Bill's expertise is determining how changes in the economy will affect the
market for plastics products and machinery. This knowledge is converted into
easy-to-understand forecasts that assist plastics professionals in making
ME&R's forecasts are based on proprietary indexes that measure changes in
the supply and demand for injection molding, extrusion, and blow molding resins.
There is a close correlation between the demand for resins and the demand for
machinery and tooling. So, our indexes are superior leading indicators of the
markets for plastics machinery and tooling, trends in resins prices, and also
trends in the overall U.S. economy.
Because of the insight and advance warning that these indexes provide, Bill
is often commissioned to forecast the company sales data for manufacturers of
plastics products and machinery. He frequently presents his industry outlook to
meetings of senior managers or sales and marketing staffs. He also conducts
seminars where attendees are taught to forecast their own company sales data.
And he is a frequent speaker at plastics industry events and trade association
Bill is a regular contributor to Plastics Technology magazine, and he has authored many articles explaining his
research and forecasts. These have been widely published in the plastics
industry trade press as well as Design News, Variety, Interior
Design, The Wall Street Journal, and numerous business newsletters.