Dow Coating Materials, a global business unit of The Dow Chemical Co., has appointed Michael Lewis to the position of West Coast Sales manager. In his new role, he is responsible for advancing all aspects of Dow Coating Materials’ sales operations across the western region of North America.

“Michael’s inherent understanding of the coatings industry and the business of our customers positions him as an invaluable addition to our Dow Coating Materials’ team of experts,” said Joan Schuller, general manager of Dow Coating Materials, North America. “As we continue on our mission to drive growth and innovation across our industry, we look to Michael’s expertise to develop greater solution-based relationships with our customers as he helps to advance overall performance throughout the western region.”

“The opportunity to join Dow Coating Materials at a time when the global coatings industry is moving toward a significant solution-based shift in formulating strategy is extremely exciting,” said Lewis. “I look forward to working closely with our customers to develop and deliver valuable expert alliances, integrated product and performance solutions, and improved manufacturing and formulating efficiencies to serve their needs and the needs of their downstream customers.”

Lewis has more than 20 years of experience in specialty chemical sales and commercial roles. He joined the Dow Chemical Co. in 1990, most recently serving as North American Commercial manager for ANGUS Chemical.

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