The Dow Chemical Co.

The Dow Chemical Co.

Sector: Plastics Materials Synthetic Resins And Nonvulcanizable Elastomers Region: MI, United States

: | New York Stock Exchange: DOW | Frankfurt Stock Exchange: DCH1 | SIX Swiss Exchange: DOW | Tokyo Stock Exchange: 4850

The Dow Chemical Co. manufactures and supplies products used primarily as raw materials in the manufacture of customer products and services. The company serves the industries, including appliance; automotive; agricultural; building and construction; chemical processing; electronics; furniture; housewares; oil and gas; packaging; paints, coatings and adhesives; personal care; pharmaceutical; processed foods; pulp and paper; textile and carpet; utilities; and water treatment. It operates through six segments: Electronic and Functional Materials, Coatings and Infrastructure Solutions, Agricultural Sciences, Performance Materials, Performance Plastics and Feedstocks and Energy. The Electronic and Functional Materials segment consists of two businesses: Dow Electronic Materials and Functional Materials. Dow Electronic Materials supplies materials for chemical mechanical planarization; materials used in the production of electronic displays, including brightness films, diffusers, metalorganic light emitting diode precursors and organic light emitting diode materials; products and technologies that drive leading edge semiconductor design; materials used in the fabrication of printed circuit boards; and integrated metallization processes critical for interconnection, corrosion resistance, metal finishing and decorative applications. Dow Functional Materials is a portfolio of businesses characterized by a vast global footprint, a broad array of unique chemistries, multi-functional ingredients and technology capabilities, combined with key positions in pharmaceuticals; food, home and personal care; and industrial specialties. The Coatings and Infrastructure Solutions segment consists of Dow Building and Construction, Dow Coating Materials, Dow Water and Process Solutions, and Performance Monomers which produce a wide variety of products with a broad range of applications, including adhesives and sealants, construction materials, cellulosic-based construction additives, raw materials for architectural paints and industrial coatings, and technologies used for water purification. The Agricultural Sciences segment provides crop protection and plant biotechnology products, urban pest management solutions and healthy oils; and it also invents, develops, manufactures and markets products for use in agriculture, industrial and commercial pest management, and food service Performance Materials segment consists of Amines; Chlorinated Organics; Dow Automotive Systems; Dow Formulated Systems; Dow Oil and Gas; Dow Plastic Additives; Epoxy; Oxygenated Solvents; Polyglycols, Surfactants and Fluids; Polyurethanes; and Propylene Oxide/Propylene Glycol which produce a wide variety of products with a broad range of applications, including adhesives, aircraft and runway deicing fluids, automotive interiors and exteriors, carpeting, footwear, home furnishings, mattresses, personal care products, transportation, waterproofing membranes and wind turbines. The Performance Plastics segment is a solutions-oriented portfolio comprised of Dow Elastomers; Dow Electrical and Telecommunications; Dow Hygiene and Medical; and Dow Performance Packaging. The Feedstocks and Energy segment consists the businesses, including Chlor-Alkali/Chlor-Vinyl; Energy; Ethylene Oxide/Ethylene Glycol; and Hydrocarbons. The Chlor-Alkali/Chlor-Vinyl business focuses on the production of chlorine for consumption by downstream Dow derivatives, as well as production, marketing and supply of ethylene dichloride, vinyl chloride monomer and caustic soda. The Energy business supplies power, steam and other utilities, principally for use in Dow's global operations. The Ethylene Oxide/Ethylene Glycol business produces purified ethylene oxide, principally used in Dow's downstream performance derivatives. The Hydrocarbons business encompasses the procurement of natural gas liquids and crude oil-based raw materials, as well as the supply of monomers, principally for use in Dow's global operations. The company was founded in 1947 and is headquartered in Midland, MI.

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Andrew Liveris, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
Andrew N. Liveris is President, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of The Dow Chemical Company, a $60 billion global specialty chemical, advanced materials, agrosciences and plastics company based in Midland, Michigan. Liveris' 36-year Dow career has spanned manufacturing, engineering, sales, marketing, and business and general management. He has spent the bulk of his career in Asia, including 14 years in Hong Kong. Key roles included general manager for the company's operations in Thailand, and president of all Asia-Pacific operations. He began his Dow career in 1976 in Australia and has been a member of Dow's Board of Directors since February 2004, and was named CEO in November 2004. He was elected as Chairman of the Board effective April 1, 2006. An advocate for the criticality of manufacturing to the long-term health of a nation's economy, Liveris serves as Co-Chair of President Obama's Advanced Manufacturing Partnership in the United States, and is the author of Make It in America, a book released in January 2011 which presents a comprehensive set of practical policy solutions and business strategies that outlines the Company's vision for an 'Advanced Manufacturing' economy (updated in paperback January 2012). In recognition of his efforts in this arena, Liveris has been honored with the 2011 Distinguished Performance Award for Excellence in Public Policy from the Committee for Economic Development and the 2011 International Leadership Award from the United States Council for International Business (USCIB) and the 2011 Legend in Leadership by the Yale Chief Executive Leadership Institute. Named 2011 Platts Global Energy Awards CEO of the year, and as one of the greatest influential people in the global chemical markets (ICIS Chemical Business magazine December 2010/2011) Liveris' breadth of experience and expertise is broadly represented across business, government, academic, and non-profit sectors. Liveris sits on the board of directors of IBM, and is vice chairman of the Business Council, and a vice chair of the Business Roundtable. He serves as president and chairman of the Board of the International Council of Chemical Associations. Liveris is a member of the U.S. President's Export Council, the US-India CEO Forum, the Peterson Institute for International Economics, and the American Australian Association. He serves on the board of trustees for The Herbert H. and Grace A. Dow Foundation, USCIB, and Tufts University. Born in Darwin, Australia, Liveris attended the University of Queensland in Brisbane, graduating with a bachelor's degree (first-class honors) in Chemical Engineering, and was awarded the University Medal for that year. In 2005, he was awarded an honorary doctorate in science by his alma mater and was named Alumnus of the Year. Continuing his great alumnus support to the University, he was appointed Inaugural Chair of The University of Queensland in America Foundation in 2011. Liveris is a Chartered Engineer and a Fellow of The Institute of Chemical Engineers, as well as a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering. Liveris resides in Midland, Michigan with his wife Paula and they have three adult children.
James R. Fitterling, Executive Vice President Feedstocks, Performance Plastics, Asia and Latin America
J. R. (Jim) Fitterling is Executive Vice President of The Dow Chemical Company. He also has executive oversight for Feedstocks, Performance Plastics and for Dow's presence in Asia Pacific and Latin America. Jim is located in Midland, Michigan. He is a member of Dow's Executive Committee, Innovation and New Business Development Committee, and Executive Run-the-Business Team. Fitterling joined Dow in 1984. After serving in a variety of Sales, Marketing and Supply Chain positions in Liquid Separations, he was named Commercial Director for Liquid Separations, Dow Pacific in 1994. He was appointed Global Business Director for Liquid Separations and President and CEO of FilmTec Corporation, a wholly owned subsidiary of The Dow Chemical Company in 1998. In 2000, he was named General Manager for Dow Thailand and Managing Director for the SCC-Dow Group of joint venture companies. In 2002, he was named CEO of The OPTIMAL Group, affiliate of Petroliam Nasional Berhad (PETRONAS), Malaysia's state-owned oil corporation and The Dow Chemical Company. He added responsibility for the Southeast Asia and Australia region in February 2004. He also served as the Vice President of the Malaysian International Chamber of Commerce and Industry (MICCI) and was the Dow Representative to U.S. ASEAN Business Council. Fitterling was named Business Vice President for Polyethylene in December 2005; President, Basic Plastics in March 2007; Vice President of Corporate Development in April 2009; Senior Vice President of Corporate Development in April 2010; Executive Vice President of The Dow Chemical Company & President, Plastics & Hydrocarbons in August 2010; and Executive Vice President of The Dow Chemical Company & President, Corporate Development & Hydrocarbons in March 2011. Fitterling assumed additional executive oversight of the company's Chemicals & Energy Division in August 2011, in addition to his existing executive role for Corporate Development and Hydrocarbons. He assumed his current role in September 2012. Fitterling serves as Chairman of the Board of Directors of Univation Technologies LLC. He is also a member of the Board of Directors of: EQUATE Petrochemical Co. K.S.C., MEGlobal B.V., The Kuwait Olefins Co. K.S.C., The Kuwait Styrene Co. K.S.C., Dow-Mitsui Chlor-Alkali LLC, Chemical Financial Corporation, and the Midland Country Club. Fitterling earned a Bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Missouri — Columbia.
Bill Weideman, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
William H. (Bill) Weideman is Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of The Dow Chemical Company, a $60 billion global specialty chemical, advanced materials, agrosciences and plastics company based in Midland, Michigan.
Weideman joined Dow in 1976. He has had numerous controller and finance leadership assignments in his 36-year career at Dow, including: Controller for Texas Operations, Global Business Finance Director for Specialty Chemicals, Performance Chemicals, Basic Chemicals and Basic Plastics. He was appointed Vice President and Corporate Controller in May 2006, Interim Chief Financial Officer in November 2009 and was named to his current position in March 2010.
Weideman also serves on the Board of Dow Corning Corporation, the Dow Chemical Employees Credit Union, Mid Michigan Medical Center, and Family and Children's Services of Midland. He is also a member of Central Michigan University Accounting Advisory Committee and Central Michigan University Development Board.
Weideman holds a BS in Business Administration (Accounting) from Central Michigan University.

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