Business President, Dow Growth Platforms and Technologies; North America oversight
Larry Ryan is the president of Dow North America and Growth Platforms & Technologies. He is responsible for building strategic partnerships with stakeholders to advance Dow’s North America strategy and reputation. He also works closely with all Dow businesses on growth platforms and technologies that drive increased downstream penetration in consumer-lead markets.
Prior to this role, Larry was the president for Dow Transportation, responsible for the global business, including profit and loss, business strategy and organizational health.
In 2014, Larry was named the Global Business President of Dow Energy and Water Solutions. There, he was responsible for global business strategy bringing Dow solutions to market to consistently improve the availability and quality of energy and water for consumer and industrial use. Prior to this role, he was global business director for Dow Oil, Gas & Mining. Ryan joined Dow in September 2011 from Halliburton Energy Services, where he served as the global manager for water treatment.
Larry began his career with General Electric in 1998 where he held various technical and commercial leadership positions within GE Silicones, including his role in 2003 as the global technology leader for Elastomers/RTV, based in Germany, and as the business manager for the same unit starting in 2006. In 2007, he became the chief executive officer of SulphCo Inc., and then later moved to Halliburton in 2011 to become the global manager for water treatment.
Larry is the executive sponsor for GLAD, Dow’s lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and allies’ employee resource group, and was appointed to PFLAG National's Board of Directors. PFLAG is the United States' largest organization uniting families, allies and people who are LGBTQ+. He has served on the Southeast Texas Junior Achievement Board of Directors, and has also served as the Houston Dow Center WIN (Women’s Innovation Network) sponsor.
Larry received his bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering from the University of Massachusetts and a doctorate in chemical engineering from the University of Delaware.