MIDLAND, Mich. -- (BUSINESS WIRE) -- The Dow Chemical Company (NYSE: DOW) announced today that Jack Broodo, president of Dow Chemical Canada ULC and director of feedstocks for the Company’s North and Latin America regions has been named vice president of Investor Relations for the Company.
Broodo succeeds Doug May, who will become business president of the Company’s Olefins and Aromatics business unit. Broodo will report to William Weideman, Dow’s executive vice president and chief financial officer, and will work with May to ensure a smooth transition.
“Dow has driven a series of strategic actions over the past several years to reposition the Company and maximize returns for shareholders,” said Weideman. “During this time, Doug’s leadership and focus on the investment community has strongly supported our efforts to maintain regular and transparent dialogue with the investment community regarding our progress against key strategic and financial milestones. Jack’s business leadership experience, together with his broad background on the Company’s integrated portfolio and key growth projects, will be instrumental in our efforts to maintain this focus and the quality of this dialogue moving forward.”
Broodo has served in a variety of commercial, business and manufacturing leadership roles throughout his more than 30-year career with the Company. His background includes significant experience across Dow’s olefins and aromatics businesses and in-depth knowledge of the Company’s plans to leverage its low-cost advantage to maximize growth across its global footprint. In 2009, Broodo assumed the senior leadership role for Dow’s business and site operations in Canada – driving results for the Company and maintaining positive relationships across the communities in which Dow operates. In 2013, he took on additional responsibility as director of feedstocks for Dow’s North and Latin America regions, where his leadership was instrumental in enhancing the Company’s position in Latin America. Notably, during this time, he has served as a key member of the team leading the advancement of the Company’s U.S. Gulf Coast investment program.
Broodo earned a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering from the University of Texas, Austin.
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 the intersection of chemical, physical and biological sciences 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 2013, Dow had annual sales of more than $57 billion and employed approximately 53,000 people worldwide. The Company's more than 6,000 products are manufactured at 201 sites in 36 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.