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Joan A. Schuller Named General Manager, North America for Dow Coating Materials

Published on 2010-02-15. Author : SpecialChem

PHILADELPHIA -- Joan A. Schuller has been named General Manager for the North American region of Dow Coating Materials, the global architectural and industrial coatings business of The Dow Chemical Company (Dow). In her role, Schuller is responsible for setting the business strategy and leading the North American Leadership Team. A 17-year veteran of the company, Schuller most recently served as Regional General Manager, Packaging and Building Materials (PBM), Asia Pacific, where, in addition to her general management duties, she was responsible for setting strategy and optimizing the division's regional business model.

Her career with the company began when she joined the former Rohm and Haas Company (acquired by Dow in 2009) in 1993 as a project engineer after graduating from Lehigh University. She went on to hold positions of increasing responsibility in manufacturing, engineering, marketing and sales management primarily within the Architectural Coatings Business. In 2004, she moved to the company's Asia Pacific Region where she served as Regional General Manager for Packaging and Building Materials, as noted above.

Ms. Schuller earned her B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Lehigh University in 1993 and an MBA in Finance from Temple University in 1999. She and her family reside in Blue Bell, PA.

About Dow Coating Materials:

Dow Coating Materials is the premier supplier of products and technologies to architectural and industrial coatings manufacturers worldwide. Combining the extensive resources of Dow and recently-acquired Rohm and Haas Company, the new business provides formulators a wide range of chemistries and support across many different product lines, including core binder technologies, additives and solvents. Additionally, Dow Coating Materials operates 13 dedicated R&D labs across all major geographies where Dow does business.

About Dow:

Dow combines the power of science and technology with the "Human Element" to passionately innovate what is essential to human progress. The Company connects chemistry and innovation with the principles of sustainability to help address many of the world's most challenging problems such as the need for clean water, renewable energy generation and conservation, and increasing agricultural productivity. Dow's diversified industry-leading portfolio of specialty chemical, advanced materials, agrosciences and plastics businesses delivers a broad range of technology-based products and solutions to customers in approximately 160 countries and in high growth sectors such as electronics, water, energy, coatings and agriculture. In 2009, Dow had annual sales of $45 billion and employed approximately 52,000 people worldwide. The Company's more than 5,000 products are manufactured at 214 sites in 37 countries across the globe. References to "Dow" or the "Company" mean The Dow Chemical Company and its consolidated subsidiaries unless otherwise expressly noted.

Source: Dow

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