MOVES: Dow Chemical appoints 13 business presidents

05 September 2012 16:56  [Source: ICIS news]

HOUSTON (ICIS)--Dow Chemical on Wednesday appointed 13 business presidents for its new global business unit model, the US-based chemicals major said.

Dow earlier this week announced a less centralised global business unit model to replace its business division structure.

Dow appointed Brian Ames as business president for olefins and aromatics; Raja Zeidan as business president for feedstocks; Diego Donoso as business president for polyethylene and packaging; and Kim Ann Mink as business president for elastomers, electrical and telecommunications.

Ames, Zeidan, Donoso and Mink will report to James Fitterling, executive vice president with oversight of feedstocks, performance plastics, and the Asia and Latin America regions.

Dow appointed David Blakemore as business president, for ethylene oxide (EO) derivatives global chlorinated organics, and plastics additives; Mauro Gregorio as business president for energy solutions, which includes Dow Solar; Noelle Walsh as business president for chemicals and propylene oxide (PO); and Glenn Wright as business president for polyurethanes (PU) and formulated systems.

Blakemore, Gregorio, Walsh and Wright will report to Joe Harlan, Dow executive vice president with oversight of chemicals, energy and performance materials.

Dow appointed Neil Carr as business president for functional materials and Dow water and process solutions; Carol Eicher as business president for Dow Coating Materials and Dow Building & Construction; Pat Gottschalk as business president for performance monomers and epoxy; and Dominic Yang as business president for electronic materials.

Carr, Eicher, Gottschalk and Yang will report to Howard Ungerleider, executive vice president with executive oversight of advanced materials.

Dow also appointed Antonio Galindez as business president and CEO of Dow AgroSciences, and it appointed Torsten Kraef as corporate vice president for strategy development, and as secretary to Dow’s executive committee.

Galindez and Kraef will report to Dow chief financial officer Bill Weideman, who has oversight of finance, Dow AgroSciences, and corporate development.

“Moving forward, we must accelerate our speed of commercialisation, and significantly increase revenue and margin growth,” Dow CEO Andrew Liveris said.

“With less structure at the top of the company and more deployment and implementation in the markets, this is the optimal structure for the next phase of our strategy,” Liveris said.

By: Stefan Baumgarten
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