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Dow Corning Silicones Taps New President

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

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Global silicones supplier Dow Corning has announced another top executive appointment to become effective immediately upon completion of Dow’s ownership restructuring with Corning Inc.

Andrew (Andy) E. Tometich has been named business president of Dow Corning's Silicones, effective “day one” following the corporate ownership transition, which is expected to be June 1, the company announced Wednesday (May 18).

Andy Tometich, Dow Corning
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Andrew (Andy) E. Tometich has been named business president of Dow Corning's Silicones business, effective upon completion of Dow's ownership restructure transaction with Corning Inc.

This promotion comes on the heels of Dow’s announcement that Robert D. (Bob) Hansen, chairman, chief executive officer and president of Dow Corning, plans to retire from his position upon completion of the restructuring transaction.

"Dow Corning is an industry-leading global company that, with Dow's support, pioneered the silicones industry more than 73 years ago," said Tometich.

"It is exciting to help lead Dow Corning in this new era, as the combined strengths of Dow and Dow Corning create intriguing possibilities for our customers," he added.

27-Year Tenure

Tometich, vice president of silicones since 2014, has been with Down Corning for 27 years. In that time, he has served in various global and regional commercial, business development and executive positions in the United States and Europe. He also has extensive experience in joint ventures and acquisitions, as well as business activities in the Middle East, Asia and South America.

Prior to being appointed vice president of silicones, he served as president and chairman of the Hemlock Semiconductor Group.

In this new role, Tometich will lead Dow Corning's Silicones business with a focus on ensuring ongoing operations are smooth for customers through the integration period with Dow.

He will also drive the capture of new growth synergies with Dow via Dow Corning's existing innovation pipeline, new combinatorial chemistries and expanded product offerings.

'Track Record of Success'

Tometich will report to Mauro Gregorio, who, as reported earlier, was named incoming chief executive officer of Dow Corning with Hansen’s retirement.

"Andy's strong business acumen and track record of success at Dow Corning make him a great fit for this important leadership role," said Gregorio.

"Andy will help Dow Corning build on its already industry-leading silicones development and manufacturing capabilities, while leading the company into a new era which combines the strengths of both Dow and Dow Corning to benefit our customers."

Tometich holds a Bachelor of Science from the University of Notre Dame and a Master of Business Administration from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University. He has also completed formal executive-level studies at INSEAD, Harvard and Stanford.

Currently Tometich is a member of the Wharton Fellows, and serves as a board director and executive committee member for the Great Lakes Bay Regional Alliance.


Tagged categories: Asia Pacific; Coating Materials; Dow Chemical Company; Dow Corning; EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa); Industry News; Latin America; North America; Personnel; Personnel changes; Silicone

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