Jane Palmieri serves as business president of the Polyurethanes, Chlor-Alkali & Vinyl and Construction Chemicals global business group within Dow. In this role, Palmieri oversees an industry-leading portfolio of technologies that contribute to a more energy-efficient, healthier and resilient society. She also has oversight for Dow Asia Pacific as well as Dow’s Olympic & Sports Solutions group. Palmieri is the executive sponsor of VetNet, Dow’s employee resource group that focuses on attracting, retaining and mentoring active service members as well as military veterans.
Palmieri has more than 20 years of experience with Dow. Prior to her current responsibilities, Palmieri held the role of business president, Dow Building & Construction. She has also held a variety of business roles throughout her career, spanning marketing, sales, new business development and business operations in several Dow businesses, including Dow Automotive, Dow Specialty Chemicals, Dow Coating Solutions, and Dow Solar.
Palmieri currently serves on the Board of Directors of Sadara Chemical Company, a joint venture between Dow and Saudi Arabian Oil Company (Saudi Aramco). She also serves on the Board of Directors of the Midland Center for the Arts. Palmieri is a previous member of the Board of Directors for the Alliance to Save Energy, a federation of business, government, environmental and consumer leaders that advocates for the efficient and clean use of energy worldwide. On that board, she served as industry co-chair and was the first woman to hold that leadership post.
A member of the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) and the Society of Women Engineers (SWE), Palmieri has served on the Board of Directors for the Girl Scouts of America, the Board of Trustees for the Chemical Education Foundation (CEF), and the Franklin Institute Board of Trustees. She was also a trustee for the Committee for Economic Development (CED).
Palmieri has a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from Virginia Polytechnic and State Institute. In 2015, she was recognized by industry colleagues for her ongoing contributions with Green Building & Design’s prestigious Women in Sustainability Leadership Award. She has also received Crain’s Detroit 40-Under-40 Award and was named one of Automotive News’ 100 Leading Women in Automotive, both in 2005.