Dow Corning Electronics Appoints Advanced Technologies and Ventures Business Leaders to Address Market Opportunities and Growth in Asia
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Dow Corning Corp.
2200 W. Salzburg Rd.
Midland, MI, 48686 0994
Press release date: July 16, 2007
MIDLAND, Mich., July 16 -- Dow Corning Corp. has made several key executive appointments within its Advanced Technologies and Ventures Business (ATVB) to position the company for growth opportunities in electronics markets throughout Asia. Company veteran Phil Dembowski has been appointed Greater China business director for ATVB, and will be based in China. Dembowski assumes his new duties from Jeroen Bloemhard, who remains global industry executive director of Dow Corning's electronics business and will move from China to Japan to focus on expanding Dow Corning's position in the Japan electronics market. Meanwhile, Ken Seibert replaces Dembowski as global manager of the Device Fabrication materials group within ATVB's Electronics and Advanced Technologies (E&AT).
Dembowski has been with Dow Corning for 20 years in a variety of engineering and management positions. He earned a bachelor's degree in chemical engineering from Michigan Technological University in 1987, and a master's in business administration from the University of Michigan in 1991. He will transition into his new role over the next several weeks and will relocate from Michigan to China, along with his family, later this year.
"I'm looking forward to continuing the momentum built up by Jeroen Bloemhard and strengthening our already successful operations in China, the world's fastest-growing microelectronics market," said Dembowski. "Dow Corning is committed to developing a world-class silicone and silicon materials industry in Greater China, while further advancing the growth of the region's electronics industry."
Seibert, who has been market manager of Dow Corning's chemical vapor deposition (CVD) business since 2003, has won company-wide marketing and technical awards for developing E&AT's CVD business model, and for developing novel CVD precursors. He earned a bachelor's degree in chemical engineering from Michigan Technological University in 1987 and worked for Harris Semiconductor and Motorola Inc. before joining Dow Corning in 1999.
Bloemhard, E&AT's global industry executive director, has held a variety of marketing and sales positions around the globe since joining Dow Corning in 1991. He will relocate to Tokyo later this year, where he will be closer to critical electronics industry customers, partners and innovators.
"Putting our company's resources and senior management closer to our key Asian customers is a strategic focus for Dow Corning," Bloemhard said. "These personnel moves support this important corporate objective."
Dow Corning's Advanced Technologies and Ventures Business serves the needs of the electronics, optoelectronics and semiconductor industries with specialized, high-purity silicone- and silicon-containing products and solutions.
About Dow Corning Dow Corning Corporation (http://www.dowcorning.com/) is a globally integrated provider of materials, application technology and services, and is focused on providing innovative technologies that help its customers to invent the future. For more information on Dow Corning, visit http://www.dowcorning.com/. Dow Corning Corporation is equally owned by The Dow Chemical Company (NYSE:DOW) and Corning Incorporated (NYSE:GLW). More than half of Dow Corning Corporation's sales are outside the United States.
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