Dow Corning Names Hansen As New President 11-03-2010 - WNEM TV 5

Dow Corning Names Hansen As New President 11-03-2010

Dow Corning Corporation’s board of directors has announced a new president, effective immediately.
On Wednesday, a news release issued by Dow Corning named Robert D. Hansen the company's new leader.
Hansen, 50, has been employed by Dow Corning for 28 years and most recently served as executive vice president and general manager of the company’s Core Products Business.
Stephanie A. Burns will remain the company's chairwoman and CEO.
“The next decade for Dow Corning will be one of exciting growth. Our technology is advancing in new innovative directions, our manufacturing operations are expanding and our products are reaching new markets,” Burns said in the news release. “I am very confident in Bob’s leadership and delighted that his dedication to our customers and employees around the world is being recognized this way."
Hansen joined Dow Corning’s finance function in 1982 in Midland.
Over the years, Burns said, Hansen's leadership roles have taken him all over the world, both as manager of the South American region and president of the European area.
Hansen is a graduate of Valparaiso University, where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in business administration. He serves on the university’s board of directors.
Hansen also serves on the boards for Junior Achievement of Central Michigan and Midland County’s United Way.
He chairs Midland’s United Way campaign for 2010.
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