The Dow Chemical Co. announced that Andrew N. Liveris,
chairman and CEO, has been appointed by President Barack Obama to the Export
Council. Liveris joins labor leaders, congressional representatives and CEOs
from other top U.S.
companies in advising the Obama administration on how to achieve its goal of
doubling exports in the next five years, which could create millions of new
jobs and spur U.S.
“I am honored to have been selected to serve on the Export
Council, and applaud the president’s vision for driving a resurgence in U.S.
exports,” Liveris said. “As we all know, growing exports is good for American
manufacturers and good for the U.S.
economy. Just as our predecessors ushered in a new wave of prosperity with the
U.S. Industrial Revolution more than a century ago, we now have the opportunity
to fuel a new era of sustainable economic growth for America. By creating pragmatic and purposeful
trade policies, we will ensure we deploy the vast resources of this nation
toward advanced manufacturing programs in high-growth sectors that will make America
more competitive at a global level.”
Liveris’ 34-year Dow career has spanned manufacturing,
engineering, sales, marketing, business and general management. He spent the
bulk of his career in Asia, where he was general manager for the company’s Thailand
businesses, and he later served as president of Dow’s entire Asia-Pacific operations.
He began his Dow career in 1976 in Australia.
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