MOVES: Dow CEO Liveris to co-chair Obama manufacturing initiative

24 June 2011 14:34  [Source: ICIS news]

HOUSTON (ICIS)--Dow Chemical CEO Andrew Liveris has been appointed as co-chair of US President Barack Obama's newly formed "Advanced Manufacturing Partnership", the US-based international chemicals major said on Friday.

The partnership brings together US manufacturers, universities and government officials to develop plans and ideas to make US-based manufacturing more competitive.

“This partnership draws together three mission-critical elements: academia, industry and government," Liveris said.

“A united – and non-partisan – approach must underpin our effort as we mobilise to renew and extend our manufacturing competitiveness,” he added.

Liveris will be joined by Susan Hockfield, president of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, in leading the partnership.

Last year, Liveris launched Dow Chemical’s “Advanced Manufacturing Plan ”, which called for action to lower structural costs.

In January, he published a book, titled Make It In America: The Case for Re-Inventing the Economy.

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By: Stefan Baumgarten
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