Sector News

Dow announces leadership changes ahead of DuPont merger

September 1, 2017
Chemical Value Chain

Poised to merge with Delaware-based chemical giant DuPont Thursday, Aug. 31, The Dow Chemical Co. has announced new leadership changes.

Effective Saturday, Sept. 30, about a month after the merger, Reiner Roghmann, Dow’s vice president of operations for Europe, Middle East, Africa and India and site operations director of Dow Central Germany, will be vice president of operations for North America, North, and vice president of operations for Michigan Operations. He will take over responsibilities from Rich Wells, who has been named Dow’s vice president of operations for the U.S. Gulf Coast and vice president of operation for Texas Operations, according to a Dow news release.

The result will be a new combined company with a market capitalization of approximately $130 billion called DowDuPont.

“These leaders have a proven track record of getting results without forgetting the team effort and the people it takes to achieve them,” Peter Holicki, Dow’s senior vice president of operations, said in a statement.

“This mindset is exactly what we need to take full advantage of the huge opportunities that Dow’s Michigan and Texas Operations have in front of them.”

The Dow Chemical Co. has a new corporate center in Midland and soon will build a $100 million research and development facility at the heritage Dow Corning site. Here’s what you need to know about Dow’s ongoing investment in Midland and the Great Lakes Bay Region.

Both Rohmann and Wells have served in a variety of roles since joining Dow in 1991 and 1982, respectively.

Roghmann has a master’s degree in chemical engineering from the University of Dortmund, Germany. Wells has a bachelor’s of science degree in chemical engineering from the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology.

The $130 billion Dow-DuPont mega merger is expected to close Thursday, officials announced earlier in the month.

By Heather Jordan

Source: MLive

comments closed

Related News

January 29, 2023

Dow and 3M cut thousands of jobs

Chemical Value Chain

3M and Dow have announced they are cutting thousands of roles from their global workforces in response to economic pressures. Dow has said it will cut 2,000 jobs across its global workforce (around 5%) in a bid to save US$1bn in 2023. The company says it will also cut costs by shutting down “select assets”, though it did not note where it would halt operations.

January 29, 2023

Sweden discovers Europe’s largest rare earths deposit

Chemical Value Chain

Sweden’s state mining firm has discovered what could be Europe’s largest rare earths deposit, and says it could help the bloc reduce its reliance on imports of minerals needed to manufacture clean technologies and meet climate targets.

January 29, 2023

Avantium to supply Henkel with plant-based FDCA

Chemical Value Chain

Henkel and Avantium have been partners since 2019, when Henkel joined the PEFerence consortium. This consortium of partners, coordinated by Avantium, aims to establish an innovative supply chain for FDCA and PEF (polyethylene furanoate).

How can we help you?

We're easy to reach