Dow Corning Announces Leadership Changes to Industry Groups
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Dow Corning Corp.
2200 W. Salzburg Rd.
Midland, MI, 48686 0994
Press release date: October 24, 2005
MIDLAND, Mich. (USA), October 24, 2005 - Dow Corning Corporation has announced that
Brian Chermside has been named global industry executive director for the company's Expertise-based Industry Group (eBIG) and Jeremy Burks has been named global industry executive director for the Paper and Process Industries Group. "Dow Corning's commitment to innovation includes not only its approach to research and development and to business, it also includes the company's management practices," said Dow Corning President and CEO Stephanie Burns. "Our senior managers are allowed to broaden their professional skills and areas of expertise by assuming leadership opportunities in other businesses. Our company and our customers benefit by giving our businesses fresh perspectives. These leaders have done outstanding jobs throughout their careers and we are certain they will do likewise in their new positions." Chermside joined Dow Corning in 1985 and served a wide variety of positions, including manager of Electrical and Communications Industry, product line manager for methyl fluids and intermediates, and general manager of the Personal, Household and Automotive Care Commercial Unit in Life Sciences. He became global industry director of Life Sciences in 1999. He is located in Seneffe, Belgium. Burks joined Dow Corning in 1987 in the sales department in the UK, and worked in the electronics, aerospace, mold making and automotive sectors. After working in economic evaluation in the finance department of the company's European headquarters in Belgium, he held positions in Dow Corning's detergents, chemicals and coatings businesses, then spent two years as the Area Industry Director for Dow Corning's Rubber and Lubricants unit in Europe. In 2001, Burks was named Global Industry Executive Director for eBIG, which includes Molykote® lubricants, Dow Corning® industrial maintenance sealants, and Dow Corning industrial moldmaking products. Burks is located in Korea and is also Busajang (comparable to Vice President) for Dow Corning Korea Ltd. Dow Corning (www.dowcorning.com) provides performance-enhancing solutions to serve the diverse needs of more than 25,000 customers worldwide. A global leader in silicon-based technology and innovation, offering more than 7,000 products and services, Dow Corning is equally owned by The Dow Chemical Company and Corning Incorporated. More than half of Dow Corning's sales are outside the United States.