Jack Broodo is president of Feedstocks and Energy, setting and driving the strategies for these businesses. He is responsible for Dow’s global feedstocks supply and trading, commodity risk management, as well as energy, power and steam operations globally. Additionally, he leads carbon reduction and targeted sustainability initiatives across all Dow businesses, manages agreements for numerous large scale joint ventures in the US, Latin America, and the Middle East, is a director for Dow’s Equate JV, and is responsible for feedstock optimization for Dow’s ethylene production plants.
Broodo has served in a variety of research, commercial, business and manufacturing roles throughout his 39 year career with the Company. His background includes significant experience across Dow’s Olefins and Aromatics businesses with in-depth knowledge that contributes to the Company’s ability to leverage its low-cost advantage to maximize growth across its global footprint. Broodo has also worked in logistics, commodity trading, and held senior leadership roles in business development and investor relations, actively engaging with Dow investors and strategic suppliers.
During his tenure, he has served as president and Hydrocarbons director for Dow Canada and director of Feedstocks for Dow Americas, where his leadership was instrumental in enhancing the Company’s position in Latin America and supporting its US Gulf Coast expansion. In September 2014, Broodo was named vice president of Investor Relations, responsible for facilitating dialogue between Dow’s stockholders and the Company’s executive leadership. He moved into his current role as business president, Feedstocks and Energy in February 2016. Under Broodo’s leadership, the Feedstocks and Energy team has expanded robust trading and risk management discipline to include Power, Energy spreads, and Oil; successfully initiated advantageous investment in upstream oil and gas development; added methanol management to the business portfolio; defined strategic plans for all energy sites; and developed a Dow “Global Carbon Envelope” approach to reduce Dow’s carbon intensity, absolute emissions, and drive advocacy to pragmatic “no regrets” sustainability solutions.
Broodo earned a bachelor’s degree from the McKetta College of Chemical Engineering, The University of Texas at Austin, where he was a teaching assistant for Unit Operations and Distillation classes, working in the chemical engineering labs for the renowned Dr. McKetta.