MOVES: US Dow names leaders for new business groups

18 December 2008 23:47  [Source: ICIS news]

TORONTO (ICIS news)--US major Dow Chemical has named the leaders for its new business divisions, the company said on Thursday.

Juan Luciano was named senior vice president of the hydrocarbons and basic plastics division, which includes the K-Dow Petrochemicals joint venture, Dow said.

Carol Dudley will be senior vice president of the basic chemicals division, the company said.

James McIlvenny was named senior vice president of the performance products division, Dow said. The division will include the acrylic monomers business of Rohm and Haas once that acquisition is completed.

Heinz Haller will be executive vice president for the health, agriculture and infrastructure group. He will also oversee corporate marketing and be Dow's lead executive on the board of its Dow Corning joint venture.

Pierre Brondeau will be executive vice president and chief executive officer of Rohm and Haas advanced materials division once the acquisition has been completed.

Among other appointments, Dow also said that John Dearborn had been appointed vice president of the Ras Tanura integrated petrochemicals project in Saudi Arabia, the company said.

“I have every confidence our new organisation and renewed and exciting leadership team will assure that we continue to meet our milestones and keep on course,” CEO Andrew Liveris said.

 “We have an exceptional opportunity to take our new portfolio and operating model to places that we could only imagine a few short years ago, and this new team has the talent to take us there,” he added.

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