3M recently announced that Jim Fitterling, chairman and CEO of Dow, Inc., has been elected to 3M's board of directors. The board has subsequently increased from 11 to 12 members.
In his 35-year career with Dow, Fitterling has played a key role in its transformation, from lower-margin, commodity businesses to one more deeply focused on higher-growth consumer demand-driven markets that value innovation. He was named CEO-elect of Dow in March 2018 prior to becoming CEO in July 2018, and he was elected chairman in April 2020. Before that, he served as president and chief operating officer of Dow and also previously served as chief operating officer for the Materials Science division of DowDuPont.
Under Fitterling’s leadership, Dow has committed to providing much-needed innovation and resources to address key sustainability challenges such as plastic waste and climate change. He is also a passionate advocate for inclusion and diversity with a focus on diversifying Dow's global talent, enhancing innovation and the customer experience, and strengthening relationships in the communities the company serves.
"We are extremely pleased to welcome Jim to our board," said Mike Roman, 3M chairman and CEO. "Jim has a deep understanding and appreciation of how materials science can spark meaningful, sustainable innovation and a strong track record of advancing environment, social, and governance goals. His experience in these areas and many others will bring valuable insight to our Board."