Robert Hansen adds ceo to his Dow Corning responsibilities

Stephanie Burns remains chairman but prepares for retirement

Robert D Hansen has been elected by the Dow Corning Corporation board of directors as ceo of the company but Stephanie A Burns is to remain chairman.

Hansen has been with Dow Corning for 29 years and was named president in November 2010. He will continue to serve as president.

“In the six months Bob has served as president he has brought focused attention to creating the capabilities needed to support Dow Corning’s growth,” said Burns. “With Bob’s record of strong business leadership and results, our board of directors and I are very confident in his ability to lead Dow Corning in a new era of global expansion, technological exploration, and sustainable innovation.

“As chairman, I will remain deeply engaged providing counsel and advice on the company’s business strategy, as well as support to Bob as he transitions into his new role and I prepare for retirement.”

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