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DOW CHEMICAL APPOINTS

August 16, 2005

DOW CHEMICAL APPOINTS
BANHOLZER CHIEF
TECHNOLOGY OFFICER
William F. Banholzer has been
appointed corporate vice president and
chief technology officer of The Dow
Chemical Company. Ban-holzer, who
will report to Andrew N. Liveris, Dow’s
president and chief executive officer,
will lead the company’s research and
development activities across the
globe, with direct responsibility for
the company’s existing R&D council.
Banholzer joins
Dow from General
Electric Company,
where he was vice
president of global
technology at GE
Advanced Materials,
responsible for
worldwide technology
and engineering.
He lead a
worldwide team responsible for
process and product engineering, new
capacity technology and product quality
initiatives. In 2002, Banholzer was
elected to the U.S. National Academy
of Engineering, one of 177 chemical
engineers worldwide to be elected to
the institution.