Ron Edmonds is Controller and Vice President of Controllers and Tax for Dow, a global materials science company with 2018 sales of $49 billion.
From September 2017 until April 2019, Edmonds also served as Co-Controller of DowDuPont, an $86 billion holding company comprised of The Dow Chemical Company and DuPont, created with the intent to subsequently form three independent, publicly traded companies in materials science, agriculture and specialty products sectors. On April 1, 2019, Dow separated from DowDuPont.
Edmonds joined Dow in Midland in 1992 in the Corporate Audit Department as the Latin America Audit Manager and was transferred to Sao Paulo, Brazil in 1993. In 1994, he moved to the Controllers Department as the Latin America Controller for payables accounting. In 1997, Edmonds transferred to Midland and was named Global Payables Controller. In 1998, he was named Director of the global procurement service center. Ron was named Global Accounting Director in 2001.
He was appointed Business Finance Vice President for Performance Plastics & Chemicals and Market Facing Businesses in 2007. In July 2009 Ron was named Vice President and Assistant Controller and in November 2009 was named Vice President and Controller. He assumed responsibility for the Tax Department in January, 2016.
Edmonds is a CPA and a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, Financial Executives International’s Committee on Corporate Reporting and a Board Member of Michigan Association of Certified Public Accountants. He serves as a member of the advisory council of the International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) Foundation.
Previous to joining Dow, he worked for Chiquita Brands International, The Upjohn Company and Arthur Andersen & Co.
He holds a bachelor of business administration degree from Western Michigan University.