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Bermudez Named Dow Coating Materials North America General Manager

January 3, 2012

Dow Coating Materials, a global business unit of The Dow Chemical Co., has named Jose Maria Bermudez its new general manager for North America. Bermudez will lead all aspects of Dow Coating Materials’ business in North America, including sales, manufacturing and engineering, technical services, supply chain, customer service, and marketing.

Bermudez has served in a variety of senior leadership roles with Dow (and previously Rohm and Haas) for more than 20 years, most recently as the general manager for Dow Coating Materials in Latin America. Bermudez has also served on the board of directors for Fondo Unido (United Way Mexico), the American Chamber of Commerce, and ANIQ (Asociacion Nacional de la Industria Quimica). Bermudez will be based at Dow Coating Materials’ corporate headquarters in Philadelphia.

“Jose Maria is an experienced, respected business leader with comprehensive understanding of our industry, technology and organization,” said Guillermo Novo, Dow Coating Materials group vice president. “His innovative thinking and proven management style will help ensure that we continue to provide our customers in North America with the highest degree of service and product innovation.”

For more information, visit www.dow.com/coating.