Joseph Kasputys, former CED co-chair, formed IHS Global Insight, Inc. to join together the world’s premier economic information and consulting firms, consisting of Data Resources (DRI) and WEFA. With noted economist Dr. Allen Sinai, he also founded Decision Economics. Kasputys is founder and chairman of IHS Global Insight, Inc., and chairman of Decision Economics.
Kasputys served as chairman, president, and CEO of Primark Corporation from 1987 to 2000. In 2000, Kasputys completed the merger of Primark with Thomson Financial. He was chairman of Thomson Financial until his founding of Global Insight.
Before joining Primark, Kasputys served as executive vice president of McGraw-Hill. From 1977 to 1984, Kasputys held positions at Data Resources, culminating in his election as president and CEO.
From 1972 to 1977, Kasputys served in the U.S. Department of Commerce, rising to the position of Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Policy and Administration. He was also Assistant Administrator of the U.S. Maritime Administration and worked in the Office of the Secretary of Defense during the Vietnam conflict. He began working on national energy policy following the oil embargo in 1973, and participated in the founding of the U.S. Department of Energy.
Kasputys holds both M.A. and Ph.D. degrees from Harvard University, and serves as a director on a number of public and private boards.