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Dow President Retires, Replacement Announced


Chemical manufacturing company Dow recently announced that Brendy Lange, current Business Vice President of Dow Industrial Solutions, has been named president of Performance Materials & Coatings (PM&C).

Dow States that Lange will succeed Mauro Gregorio, who will retire at the end of September after 40 years of dedicated service. The transition process will reportedly begin immediately.

During his career with Dow, Lange has held multiple leadership and strategy-development positions across the Company. In his most recent role, he increased profitability and began a growth strategy for Dow's Industrial Solutions global asset footprint.

Before Industrial Solutions, Lange worked in Corporate Development, Electronic Materials business in Tokyo, and was a major player in the DowDuPont Joint Integration Management Office during the merger transaction.

"Brendy's proven ability to drive profitable growth and his commitment to leading people make him the ideal choice for this critical role," said Jim Fitterling, Dow Chair and CEO. "Under Brendy's leadership, I am confident that Performance Materials & Coatings will continue to thrive and innovate, delivering exceptional value to our customers and stakeholders."

Before he joined Dow in 2010, Lange worked as a consultant at Deloitte Consulting in Chicago. He holds an MBA with honors from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and a bachelor's degree in finance and accounting from Indiana University.

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Gregorio's tenure at Dow began in 1984, and in the years that followed, he held several key leadership roles across the company.

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"Mauro's strategic vision, understanding of our customers, and commitment to excellence have been instrumental in driving our success. His remarkable journey at Dow leaves an indelible mark on our company and the industries we serve," said Fitterling.

Dow states that Gregorio's leadership was pivotal during the integration of Dow Corning's silicones business into the company.

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The company adds that Gregorio's works extends beyond business, as he has been an advocate for inclusion and diversity, serving as the executive sponsor of Dow's Hispanic and Latin Network employee resource group.

His commitment to community engagement has reportedly been shown through his service on the Board of Directors for United Way of Midland County and MyMichigan Health Foundation.

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"As Mauro embarks on this new chapter, I extend my deepest gratitude for his unwavering dedication, vision, and leadership. His legacy will continue to inspire us as we forge ahead, guided by the principles he championed." Fitterling added.


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