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SMITH NAMED PRESIDENT OF DOW MEXICO REGION

 MIDLAND, Mich., Feb. 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Kip Smith, business director- Polyolefins, Dow Plastics in the U.S. Area, has been named president of the Dow Mexico Region of Dow North America. He will report to Enrique J. Sosa, president of Dow North America, and will be a member of the Area's Operating Board.
 "Mexico represents a very significant growth opportunity for Dow and we are delighted to have Kip head our operations there," commented Sosa.
 Smith joined Dow (NYSE: DOW) in 1977 in the Corporate Computer Services Department in Midland. In 1978, he became manager of Computer Programs at Dow Quimica S/A in Guaruja, Brazil. He was named financial manager in the U.S. Area Treasury Department in 1981 and commercial development manager in the U.S. Plastics Department in 1984. In 1985, Smith became business director for Films & Specialty Plastics, and was named chief executive officer for Zip-Pak, Inc., in 1989. He was named to his most recent position in 1990.
 Smith received a bachelor's degree in chemistry and a master's degree in business administration from Harvard University.
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