Dow Makes Changes At The Top

July 24, 2017
The company announces changes in key executive leadership roles.

The Dow Chemical Company announces several changes in key executive leadership roles. Pedro Suarez, currently Dow’s North American geographical president, is named chief commercial officer and will take over these responsibilities from Joe Harlan, who has elected to retire from the company at the close of the Dow-DuPont merger. R. Matt Davis, Dow’s corporate vice president of public and government affairs, adds North America geographical president to his existing responsibilities and is named a senior vice president.

Suarez has served Dow in a variety of commercial, marketing and leadership roles throughout the globe since joining the company in 1979, according to the company. He will remain located in Chicago and report to Jim Fitterling, president and chief operating officer.

Davis has served in a variety of communications, public and government affairs leadership roles since joining Dow in 1987. He will remain based in Midland and report to Fitterling for his North America geographic responsibilities, and continue to be aligned to Andrew Liveris, Dow’s chairman and CEO, for his public and government affairs role.

Harlan joined Dow in 2011 after more than three decades of leading key business and commercial activities at other Fortune 500 companies, according to the company. Harlan is a member of Dow’s Executive Leadership Council and his insights have reportedly been critical in Dow’s transformation to a market-driven enterprise.

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