Dow Directors and Officers Elected.MIDLAND, Mich., May 10 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Stockholders at The Dow Chemical Company's 110th Annual Meeting today re-elected Arnold A. Allemang, Jacqueline K. Barton, James A. Bell, Jeff M. Fettig, Barbara Hackman Franklin, John B. Hess John B. Hess (born on April 5, 1954) is the Chairman and CEO of Hess Corporation.
He was born in 1954 to Leon Hess and he graduated Harvard College in 1975; and Harvard University with an MBA in 1977. He married Susan Elizabeth Kessler. , Andrew N. Liveris Andrew Liveris is a Greek-Australian-American executive from Australia and is the Chairman, CEO and President of The Dow Chemical Company based in the United States. Early life and family , Geoffery E. Merszei, James M. Ringler, Ruth G. Shaw and Paul G. Stern to the Company's Board of Directors for one-year terms.
Biographies for all directors may be found in the Proxy Statement Proxy Statement
A document containing the information that a company is required by the SEC to provide to shareholders so they can make informed decisions about matters that will be brought up at an annual stockholder meeting. or on http://www.dowgovernance.com/. Independent directors comprise the substantial majority of the Board.
After the Annual Meeting, the Board elected company officers. The officers elected were: Andrew N. Liveris, president, chief executive officer and chairman of the Board; Geoffery E. Merszei, executive vice president and chief financial officer; Michael R. Gambrell, executive vice president, Basic Plastics and Chemicals, Manufacturing & Engineering; Heinz Haller, executive vice president, Performance Plastics and Chemicals; David E. Kepler, senior vice president, chief sustainability officer, chief information officer, Shared Services shared services,
n.pl the administrative, clinical, or other service functions that are common to two or more hospitals or their health care facilities and used jointly or cooperatively by them. ; Charles J. Kalil, senior vice president, general counsel and corporate secretary; William F. Banholzer, corporate vice president and chief technology officer; Julie Fasone Holder, corporate vice president, Marketing & Sales, Human Resources The fancy word for "people." The human resources department within an organization, years ago known as the "personnel department," manages the administrative aspects of the employees. and Public Affairs; Fernando Ruiz, corporate vice president and treasurer; and William H. Weideman, vice president and controller.
Other officers elected by the board were Douglas J. Anderson, corporate auditor; William L. Curry, assistant secretary; W. Michael McGuire, assistant secretary; and Thomas E. Moran, assistant secretary.
On other agenda items at the Annual Meeting, Dow stockholders: -- ratified the appointment of Deloitte and Touche LLP as the Company's independent auditor for 2007, -- passed an amendment to Dow's Restated Certificate of Incorporation, and -- rejected four proposals submitted by stockholders.
There were approximately 1,050 stockholders attending in person. The meeting was also available via audio webcast on the Internet. The Report of the Chief Executive Officer is available at Speeches and Reports on Dow's web site. Results of voting will be available at http://www.dowgovernance.com/ after certification by the Company's inspector of elections.
Dow is a diversified chemical company that harnesses the power of innovation, science and technology to constantly improve what is essential to human progress. The Company offers a broad range of products and services to customers in more than 175 countries, helping them to provide everything from fresh water, food and pharmaceuticals to paints, packaging and personal care products. Built on a commitment to its principles of sustainability, Dow has annual sales of $49 billion and employs 43,000 people worldwide. References to "Dow" or the "Company" mean The Dow Chemical Company The Dow Chemical Company (NYSE: DOW TYO: 4850 ) is an American multinational corporation headquartered in Midland, Michigan. Overview
The Dow Chemical Company is currently the second largest chemical manufacturer in the World (after BASF). and its consolidated subsidiaries unless otherwise expressly noted. More information about Dow can be found at http://www.dow.com/.
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