Dow is a global science and technology based company that develops and manufactures a portfolio of chemicals, plastics and agricultural products and services. Dow's main business units include Performance Plastics, Performance Chemicals, Agricultural Sciences, Basic Plastics, Basic Chemicals, and Hydrocarbons and Energy.
Dow will focus on financial discipline as it invests for long-term growth. A key focus of its strategy is “integration and diversification” which it will achieve through geographic balance in Europe, Asia Pacific and Latin America, offsetting the continued weakness in North America. Dow will also continue to strengthen its position in several key industries through its market-facing business model.
The company states that it will strategically grow its position in basic plastics and chemicals through joint ventures.
Dow will continue to implement its strategy to improve long-term earnings growth and earnings consistency. It states that while it believes macroeconomic conditions are expected to remain healthy, volatility in feedstock and energy costs adds uncertainty to the outlook. Dow will retain its financial discipline while increasing its investment in targeted growth opportunities, principally in its performance businesses and in emerging geographies.
Dow Chemical will integrate its acquired Rohm and Haas business into the newly formed ‘Advanced Materials Division’ and will be headed by Pierre Brondeau.
With annual sales of $54bn (2010), Dow has approximately 50,000 employees and 180 manufacturing sites in 37 countries.
Chairman and CEO: Andrew Liveris
Director and senior advisor: Arnold Allemang
CFO and executive VP: William Weideman
Director: Jacqueline Barton
Director: James Bell
Director: Jeff Fettig
Director: Barbara Hackman Franklin
Director: John Hess
Director: Dennis Reilley
Director: James Ringler
Director: Ruth Shaw
Director: Paul Stern
President (Dow Europe, Middle East and Africa): Geoffery Merszei
President and CEO (AgroSciences): Antonio Galindez
Chief technology officer (Asia-Pacific): Yao Weiguang
Head (Advanced Materials): Pierre Brondeau
Vice president (AgroSciences): Tim Hassinger
Vice president (AgroSciences): David Blakemore
Vice president corporate development (Kuwait): Markus Wildi
Vice president (Dow Polyurethanes): Guillermo Novo
Vice president (electronic materials): Dominic Yang
President (Germany) and CEO (Dow Deutschland): Ralf Brinkmann
Global director (sustainable technologies & innovation): Theresa Kotanchek
Global general manager (performance materials): John Buckley
(Updated October 2010)
The Dow Chemical Company 2030 Dow Centre Midland Michigan 48674 US Tel: +1 989 832 1426
Dow is a global science and technology based company that develops and manufactures a portfolio of chemicals, plastics and agricultural products and services.
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Dow will continue to focus on financial discipline as it invests for long-term growth. A key focus of its strategy is “integration and diversification” which it will achieve through geographic balance in Europe, Asia Pacific and Latin America, offsetting the “continued weakness” in North America. Dow will also continue to strengthen its position in several key industries through its market-facing business model. ICIS also provides you with key financial data listed in table form.
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