Dow Announces Appointment of James R Fitterling as President and Chief Operating Officer
MIDLAND, Mich. - February 02, 2016 - The Dow Chemical Company (NYSE: DOW) today announced the appointment of James (Jim) R. Fitterling to the position of President and Chief Operating Officer. In his new role, Fitterling will continue to report to Dow Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Andrew N. Liveris.
Fitterling, who has worked with Dow for 32 years, previously held the position of Vice Chairman and Chief Operating Officer. In his new role, he will continue to have executive accountability for all of Dow’s businesses excluding Dow AgroSciences.
Mr. Fitterling will also play a central role in helping drive the successful completion of the proposed DowDuPont merger and subsequent establishment of its three independent public companies.
Announcing the appointment, Mr. Liveris said: “Jim has been a tremendous leader for Dow for more than three decades and has spent his entire career at our great company. He is performing a critical role for our team in the work that is already well underway on the completion of the DowDuPont merger and the subsequent establishment of the three previously announced independent public companies that will be created at the end of the process. His appointment to the position of President is well deserved and a reflection of his abilities and commitment to our company. In Jim and our Chief Financial Officer Howard Ungerleider, I am pleased to have two outstanding leaders as part of the senior leadership team at Dow leading this historic transformation of our company and our industry. I look forward to working closely with both of them to bring that transformation to completion."
Dow (NYSE: DOW) combines the power of science and technology to passionately innovate what is essential to human progress. The Company is driving innovations that extract value from material, polymer, chemical and biological science to help address many of the world's most challenging problems such as the need for clean water, clean energy generation and conservation, and increasing agricultural productivity. Dow's integrated, market-driven, industry-leading portfolio of specialty chemical, advanced materials, agrosciences and plastics businesses delivers a broad range of technology-based products and solutions to customers in approximately 180 countries and in high-growth sectors such as packaging, electronics, water, coatings and agriculture. In 2015, Dow had annual sales of nearly $49 billion and employed approximately 49,500 people worldwide. The Company's more than 6,000 product families are manufactured at 179 sites in 35 countries across the globe. References to "Dow" or the "Company" mean The Dow Chemical Company and its consolidated subsidiaries unless otherwise expressly noted. More information about Dow can be found at www.dow.com.
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