16 August 2010 16:12 [Source: ICIS news]
HOUSTON (ICIS)--US major Dow Chemical has made key changes to several corporate positions, the company said on Monday.
Jim Fitterling was named president of plastics and hydrocarbons as well as an executive vice president. Previously, he was vice president of corporate development
Juan Luciano, who was senior vice president of Basic Plastics, Hydrocarbons and Energy and joint ventures, was named president of Dow's Performance division.
The performance division includes the Dow segments of Performance Products and Performance Systems. In addition to his new role in the performance division, Luciano was also named an executive vice president of Dow.
Like Luciano, Jerome Peribere was named an executive vice president of Dow. Peribere will continue in his role as the president and chief executive of the company's Advanced Materials division.
Carol Williams, senior vice president of Basic Chemicals, was named president of the Chemicals and the Energy divisions. She was also named a group senior vice president of Dow.
Heinz Haller, executive vice president of Performance Systems and marketing and sales, was named chief commercial officer.
As chief commercial officer, Haller will oversee corporate marketing and sales as well as the company's new business growth.
Haller will also serve as the company's lead representative for Dow Corning and Dow Kokam, the company said. Haller will oversee Dow's presence in Latin America.
Meanwhile, Haller will continue overseeing Dow Agrosciences, Asia Pacific and Dow's new Olympics Business Unit.
Jim McIlvenny, senior vice president of Performance Products, was named group senior vice president of mega projects and of Dow.
McIlvenny will oversee Dow's proposed joint venture to build a complex in Saudi Arabia as well as the proposed Yulin Integrated Chemicals project in China.
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