The Dow Chemical Co. has announced that Peter Sykes has been named president of Dow Greater China. Sykes previously served as president of Dow Automotive Systems, a role that will now be assumed by Steve Henderson.

In addition to his duties as president of Dow Automotive Systems, Sykes also served as president of Dow Japan & Korea based in Tokyo, Japan. He will relinquish this responsibility to focus fully on Dow’s business and organizational growth in Greater China.

Sykes, who will be located in Shanghai, China, joined the Dow Chemical Co. in 1981 in London, England. He has held a number of senior financial, operations and regional management positions around the globe, including at the company’s global headquarters in Midland, MI. In total, Sykes has spent over 18 years working in Asia for Dow, from Hong Kong and Thailand to Singapore and Japan.

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