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Dow Automotive, a global provider of advanced solutions for vehicle manufacturers and aftermarket repair, has named David Bem as its new Global Research & Development (R&D) director. In his new role, Bem will be responsible for identifying, developing and commercializing new technologies that create sustainable value. He replaces John Hacskaylo, who is now Chief Technology Officer at K-Dow Petrochemicals.

Bem most recently served as senior research director for Dow Hydrocarbons & Energy, Alternative Feedstocks and Basic Chemicals. Prior to joining Dow, he served as global R&D director at Celanese LTD for the Ticona Engineering Resins business. He also led Global Acetyls R&D for the Celanese Engineering Resins business and worked at UOP LLC, a Honeywell company, where he held various positions.

Bem is a certified Six Sigma black belt and holds nine U.S. patents. He has authored more than 20 publications. He earned a Ph.D. in solid state inorganic chemistry from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and an undergraduate degree in chemistry from West Virginia University. His office will be based in Auburn Hills, MI.

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