Lawrence D. Carbary Named Industry Scientist

Date: April 24, 2009

MIDLAND, Mich.: Dow Corning Corporation has promoted Larry Carbary to the position of Construction Industry Scientist. In his new role, Carbary will work with global colleagues to deepen industry knowledge to extend beyond structural glazing technology used in curtainwall construction to include more advanced global building standards and practices.

"Larry is as an expert who is passionate about his work and innovative in his approach. Since joining Dow Corning in 1982, he has worked tirelessly with various industry organizations such as the American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM), one of the largest and most trusted sources for global technical standards. Larry continues to win the respect from both his peers and industry colleagues who turn to him for his technical expertise and deep knowledge of the field," said Ricky Neoh, Dow Corning Global Major Market Leader.

Carbary is an active member of ASTM International Committee C24 and currently serves as chairman of ASTM subcommittees on Adhesion, and International Standards. He also participates in Committee C14 as part of the US Technical Action Group to ISO on Glass Products and Assembly Rules for Silicone Structural Glazing.

Carbary has spent time in Asia developing standards and quality control practices used in the manufacturing of curtainwalls to ensure structural integrity and appropriate air and water infiltration performance.

In 2005, Carbary was nominated into the ASTM C24 Committee Sealants Hall of Fame. In 2007, he was awarded the ASTM Award of Merit and the honorary title of Fellow. He has written numerous articles on curtainwall sealing, building restoration and aesthetic tips, and has spoken around the world on the benefits of silicone technology in the construction industry.

Carbary holds a bachelor of science degree in chemical engineering from Michigan Technological University and currently resides in Midland, Michigan.

About Dow Corning

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