MIDLAND, MI— Dow Chemical Co. has announced the appointment of a new president and chief operating officer.
James "Jim" R. Fitterling will take on the leadership roles, according to a Tuesday, Feb. 2, press releae from the Midland-based chemical giant.
Fitterling, who hasworked with Dow for 32 years, previously held the position of Vice Chairman and Chief Operating Officer. In his new role, he will continue to have executive accountability for all of Dow's businesses excluding Dow AgroSciences.
The new president and chief operating officer will continue to report to Dow Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Andrew N. Liveris, who was previously also serving as the company's president.
According to the press release from the company, Fitterling will "play a central role in helping drive the successful completion" of the proposed merger between Dow and DuPont announced in December and the "subsequent establishment of its three independent public companies."