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Bryan Kitchen Named Global Supply Chain Leader for Dow Biocides and ANGUS Chemical Company

Published on 2009-03-11. Author : SpecialChem

BUFFALO GROVE, IL -- Bryan Kitchen has been appointed global supply chain leader for Dow Biocides and ANGUS Chemical Company, a business unit and wholly owned subsidiary of The Dow Chemical Company respectively. Bryan is based in Midland, MI where he is responsible for creating and implementing supply chain strategies with a focus on delivering margin expansion, improving supply reliability and enabling growth plans. Additionally, Bryan will lead the launch and institutionalization of the global Executive Sales & Operations Planning (ES&OP) work process which is designed to harmonize plans for the sales, production, inventory and financial functions. Bryan will also manage the impact of planned acquisitions and lead operational synergy efforts.

Bryan joined Dow AgroSciences in 2000 working in the supply chain function. During this time Bryan held various planning and leadership roles at both the regional and global level. Bryan also played an active role in the Rohm and Haas Ag division integration and in the implementation of Sales & Operations Planning (S&OP) as well as aligning global supply chain sourcing plans with the business strategy. Most recently, Bryan relocated to Midland, MI and led the implementation of ES&OP for the Specialty Latex business. Bryan also assumed the role of global supply chain improvement leader for Dow Coating Solutions and led the NAA Performance Plastics & Chemicals (PP&C) supply chain improvement team.

Bryan holds a bachelor's degree in Business Management from Anderson University, Anderson, IN and is a certified Six Sigma Black Belt.

About Dow Biocides:

Currently offering the industry's largest and most diverse product portfolio, Dow Biocides offers products for many types of microbial challenges and system requirements. The performance capabilities range from high to low pH performance, quick kill to sustained performance and a range of registrations unparalleled in the industry.

About ANGUS:

ANGUS Chemical Company continues to develop and deliver distinct nitroalkane-based chemistries for customers in applications as diverse as paints and coatings, personal care and cosmetics, metalworking fluids, water treatment, biological buffers, solvents and thinners, wood adhesives, pharmaceutical and agricultural intermediates. Aligned as a market-focused, problem-solving specialty chemicals business, ANGUS is a wholly owned subsidiary of The Dow Chemical Company.

About Dow:

With annual sales of $58 billion and 46,000 employees worldwide, Dow is a diversified chemical company that combines the power of science and technology with the "Human Element" to constantly improve what is essential to human progress. The Company delivers a broad range of products and services to customers in around 160 countries, connecting chemistry and innovation with the principles of sustainability to help provide everything from fresh water, food and pharmaceuticals to paints, packaging and personal care products. References to "Dow" or the "Company" mean The Dow Chemical Company and its consolidated subsidiaries unless otherwise expressly noted.

Source: ANGUS

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