Obama picks Dow's Liveris, Dow Corning's Burns for export council

07 July 2010 18:57  [Source: ICIS news]

TORONTO (ICIS news)--US president Barack Obama on Wednesday appointed the chief executives of Dow ChemicalDow Corning and Archer Daniels Midland (ADMto the President’s Export Council, the White House said in a statement.

Andrew Liveris (Dow Chemical), Stephanie Burns (Dow Corning) and Patricia Woertz (ADM) were among 18 appointments to the council.

The council is a public/private sector committee that advises the president on international trade.

In a separate statement, Dow Corning said the council, which reports to the Department of Commerce, would play a key role in the president’s National Export Initiative to double US exports over the next five year

Dow Corning is a joint venture between Dow Chemical and glass maker Corning.

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By: Stefan Baumgarten
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