Chemical Company Dow Hires Jim Fitterling as First Out CEO

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Jim Fitterling will serve as the first out CEO for Dow, a Fortune 500 chemical company.

The move comes this week after Dow broke off from conglomerate group DowDuPont, according to PinkNews. Fitterling joins the ranks of out CEOs Tim Cook (Apple), Alan Joyce (Qantas Airlines) and Inga Beales (Lloyd’s of London).

“I am committed to working with [the] rest of the Dow team, to further this momentum,” Fitterling said. “Our goal is to continue to exceed the expectations of our customers and shareholders by leveraging our integration-backed and innovation-led business model to provide solutions to world-scale challenges.”

Fitterling will replace Andrew Liveris, who is retiring.

“He joined Dow in 1984 and served in a variety of Sales, Marketing and Supply Chain positions before being named Commercial Director for Liquid Separations, Dow Pacific in the mid-1990s,” a blog on Fitterling states. “He later was named to lead the Liquid Separations business unit and served as President and CEO of FilmTec Corporation, a wholly owned subsidiary of Dow based in the U.S.

Fitterling also serves on the board of directors of the National Association of Manufacturers, the Chemical Financial Corporation and Sadara Chemical Company.

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