MIDLAND — The Dow Chemical Co. today has made the following executive leadership appointments: James R. Fitterling has been named vice chairman of business operations; Joe E. Harlan has been named chief commercial officer and vice chairman of market businesses; and Howard I. Ungerleider has been named chief financial officer.
Fitterling will have executive oversight of Dow’s businesses including, Dow Packaging and Specialty Plastics, Dow Elastomers, Dow Electrical & Telecommunications, Polyurethanes, Epoxy, Specialty Chemicals, Chemicals, Hydrocarbons, and Energy. Fitterling will also continue to oversee implementation of the company’s previously announced Chlorine, Chlorinated Organics, and Epoxy carve-out and divestment efforts.
Harlan will have executive oversight for Dow’s market-driven businesses including, Agricultural Sciences, Dow Electronic Materials, Dow Pharma and Food Solutions, Home and Personal Care, Dow Automotive Systems, Dow Oil & Gas, Dow Microbial Control, Dow Water & Process Solutions, Dow Coating Materials, Performance Monomers, and Dow Building & Construction.
Additionally, in his role as chief commercial officer he will drive Dow’s global marketing and sales strategy and organization. He will also maintain executive oversight of the Company’s presence in Asia Pacific.
Ungerleider will oversee the company’s global financial operations, reporting requirements and strategic development efforts and will retain executive oversight of Dow’s Latin America presence.