Dow’s Digitalization Efforts in Manufacturing Recognized as Transformative

Dow’s Billy Bardin named to list of digital innovators defining future of process technology

MIDLAND, Mich. - July 23, 2018 - The Dow Chemical Company’s (“Dow”) Billy Bardin, Global Operations technology director, was named to Smart Industry magazine’s 2018 list of digital innovators who are defining the future of process technology.

Bardin’s responsibilities include driving Dow’s technology and innovation strategy within its manufacturing operation and oversight of all commercial technologies, as well as development of technical talent across manufacturing and operations. In Dow’s manufacturing operations, the use of sensors, robots, drones, and other technology are enabling its teams to more safely and efficiently operate its plants.

“The fun part of my job is setting us up for successful value delivery in the near-term, while establishing a path for the next 20-30 years that optimizes our manufacturing assets, data, and connectivity,” Bardin said in the magazine’s acknowledgement of his leadership. Smart Industry’s Class of 2018 also included leaders from UPS, Boeing, Nestle, Accenture, Rolls Royce, and other companies who have distinguished themselves for making a difference in their organizations’ pursuit of digital transformation.

The magazine also highlighted Bardin’s role in the strategic drive toward “Digital Dow, with a digital thread across the company’s entire value chain.” Initiatives that are already having an impact at Dow include smarter, low-cost sensors, and the use of robotics to make confined-space activities safer.

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The Dow Chemical Company (Dow) combines science and technology knowledge to develop premier materials science solutions that are essential to human progress. Dow has one of the strongest and broadest toolkits in the industry, with robust technology, asset integration, scale and competitive capabilities that enable it to address complex global issues. Dow’s market-driven, industry-leading portfolio of advanced materials, industrial intermediates, and plastics businesses deliver a broad range of differentiated technology-based products and solutions for customers in high-growth markets such as packaging, infrastructure, and consumer care. Dow is a subsidiary of DowDuPont (NYSE: DWDP), a holding company comprised of Dow and DuPont with the intent to form three strong, independent, publicly traded companies in agriculture, materials science and specialty sectors. More information can be found at

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