Dow Names Melanie Kalmar Chief Information Officer
MIDLAND, Mich. - August 01, 2016 - The Dow Chemical Company (NYSE: DOW) announced today that Melanie Kalmar, global director Information Systems, has been named chief information officer (CIO). Kalmar’s proven leadership and track record for driving business results positions her well to drive Dow’s vision for leveraging information technology (IT) and analytics, and to further deliver insights and innovation that provide strategic advantage.
As Chief Information Officer for Dow, Kalmar will develop and implement strategy for IT, business process solutions and analytics for Dow. She will also have global responsibility for Cyber Security and Risk Management, Reporting & Advanced Analytics, Facilities Management, and the Dow Services Business, which sells services beyond Dow. Kalmar also chairs the Executive Steering Team which is accountable to provide the overarching vision and corporate priorities, allocate resources and manage overall risk for IT investments.
Kalmar has been involved in spearheading and driving key transformational efforts, including new capabilities that have advanced global reporting, progressed digital strategies and developed eCommerce capabilities.
Kalmar has also been at the epicenter of Dow’s merger & acquisition IT projects, which will continue under her leadership. She led the largest and most complex SAP implementation in the world, and was accountable for launching the information systems required to operate Sadara, the joint venture developed by Dow and Saudi Aramco. Kalmar was also instrumental in developing and leading an organization that combines application IT services with business process expertise and advanced analytics to deliver productivity solutions for Dow‘s businesses and customers.
Kalmar joined Dow in January 1987 in Research Information Systems in Midland, Michigan. In 1990 she moved to the corporate Information Systems group where she held progressive leadership roles across many areas of IT. In 1996, she relocated to open the Southfield, Michigan office, launching the strategic IT partnership between Dow and Accenture. She returned to Midland in 2004.
Kalmar holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Management Information Systems from Central Michigan University, Mt. Pleasant, Michigan. She also completed the Executive Education Program at Babson College and the Thunderbird International Leadership Program in Phoenix, Arizona.
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. On June 1, 2016, Dow became the 100 percent owner of Dow Corning Corporation’s silicones business, a global company with sales of greater than $4.5 billion in 2015, 25 manufacturing sites in 9 countries and approximately 10,000 employees worldwide. 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.