Dow Receives Recognition for Manufacturing Leadership and Innovation

MIDLAND, Mich. - June 15, 2016 - Honoring companies and individuals that are shaping the future of global manufacturing, Frost & Sullivan's Manufacturing Leadership Council recently held the 2016 Manufacturing Leadership Summit and Gala, where The Dow Chemical Company (NYSE:DOW) was the recipient of additional recognition, for a total of nine awards in 2016.

Representatives from Dow attend the 2016 Manufacturing Leadership Summit and Gala to receive awards for manufacturing leadership and innovation. L to R: Dave Mongrue, Susan Lewis, Billy Bardin, Lloyd Colegrove, Tim Scott, Rashi Tiwari, David Clouse, Mark Nitz.

At the 12th annual Summit and Gala, recently held in Carlsbad, California, Dow received an additional four awards. Receiving the most votes in their nomination class, each of the awarded projects was honored with the “High Achiever Award,” highlighting their impact, achievement and contribution to the industry. The Freeport site was also honored for manufacturing development and growth.

Dow previously announced five awards spanning three categories: New Product Leadership, Big Data and Advanced Analytics Leadership, and Customer Value Leadership. Additionally, Timothy Scott, corporate director, Emergency Services & Security and Don Taylor, vice president, Manufacturing & Engineering, Sadara Chemical Company, were recognized in the category of Visionary Leadership. Taylor is currently seconded to Sadara Chemical Company, a joint venture of The Dow Chemical Company.

“These awards highlight that Dow is truly at the forefront of product development, analytics and a valued partner for developing solutions that solve global issues,” said Peter Holicki, senior vice president of Operations. “Having the Freeport site and two of our longstanding leaders recognized with such prestigious awards is a testament to Dow’s industry leadership in manufacturing and innovation.”

2016 Frost & Sullivan Manufacturing Leadership Award Recipients

Dow AgroSciences Arylex ™ Herbicide Project – Dow AgroSciences developed a new synthetic herbicide, Arylex™ active ingredient for use in formulations that control broadleaf weeds in the global cereals market, as well as other crops. The low dosage rates required for Arylex™ result in significant benefits including a low environmental load of the herbicide with rapid degradation in soil and tolerant plant tissue allowing for crop rotation flexibility.

Operations Analytics with Enterprise Manufacturing Intelligence (EMI) Project – The EMI project, sponsored by Dow’s Analytical Technology Center and its business partners, was recognized for tackling two distinct challenges: integrating multiple data sources into a uniform operational domain and then applying leading edge data analytics to conquer the multiple large data sets tied to its industrial chemical production processes, turning the terabytes of data generated at Dow each day into useful information.

Pack Studios – Pack Studios is a global network of development centers established by Dow’s Packaging and Specialty Plastics business to accelerate materials innovation and application development for packaging. Through a collaborative process that brings equipment manufacturers and package designers together with brand owners and prototyping specialists, Pack Studios offers customers the ability to leverage a wide range of expertise as well as Dow’s technologies and materials know-how to enable the faster development of new packaging. Pack Studios is a valuable resource for developing packaging solutions that meet world challenges like food loss and food waste. Currently, one-third of all of the world’s food is wasted from the farm to the table. High performance flexible packaging can help keep food safer and fresher longer, so there is more food for consumers to enjoy at home or on the go.

Don Taylor – vice president, Manufacturing & Engineering, Sadara Chemical Company –Taylor has also been widely recognized for his outstanding leadership in site operations for Sadara. Serving emerging and growing markets in the Middle East and Africa, Sadara Chemical Company will be the largest integrated chemical company ever built in the world in a single phase and is comprised of 26 integrated chemical plants, and is expected to produce over 3 million metric tons of products per year.

Timothy Scott – chief security officer, corporate director, Emergency Services & Security – Scott was recognized for his leadership in Dow’s global ES&S network and provides security and event response expertise for operational organizations in more than 200 locations around the world. He is the driving force behind two of the Company’s foremost emphases – security and emergency services. Dow’s success depends on the security of the Company’s products, as well as the safety of Dow people and the communities where the Company operates.

Plant Tour Award – Freeport Plant and R&D Center – Dow’s Freeport site was recognized for manufacturing development and growth along with four other recipients including IBM, Proctor & Gamble, General Motors and Flex for actively contributing to the learning journey of advanced manufacturing.

About Dow

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