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Alan Whetten Named Director of Research and Development for ANGUS Chemical Company

Published on 2006-06-28. Author : SpecialChem

Buffalo Grove, IL -- Alan Whetten has been named director of research and development (R&D) for ANGUS Chemical Company, a wholly owned subsidiary of The Dow Chemical Company. In his new role, Alan's responsibilities include running the global ANGUS R&D and technical service organizations including product, process and applications R&D development. In addition he serves on the business management team. Alan is located in Buffalo Grove, Illinois, USA.

Alan joined Dow in 1984 and has served in a variety of roles, most recently as a director for Dow plastics technical service & development with responsibilities for the rigid packaging and pipes groups. He was a key component in the Dow/Union Carbide (UCC) integration team and spent two years at the heritage UCC facility in New Jersey. He holds several patents and was one of the recipients of the R&D Magazine 100 award in 2001 for the development and commercialization of INSPIRE™ Performance Polymers. Alan holds a M.S. degree in chemistry from Kansas State University.

Aligned as a market-focused, problem-solving specialty chemicals business, ANGUS develops and delivers unique nitroalkane-based chemistries to our customers for applications in latex paints, mineral slurries, metalworking fluids, water treatment, biological buffers, solvents and thinners, wood adhesives, pharmaceutical & agricultural intermediates, SBR latex shortstops, fuel additives and personal care and household products.

Dow is a diversified chemical company that harnesses the power of science and technology to improve living daily. The Company offers a broad range of innovative products and services to customers in more than 175 countries, helping them to provide everything from fresh water, food and pharmaceuticals to paints, packaging and personal care products. Built on a commitment to its principles of sustainability, Dow has annual sales of $46 billion and employs 42,000 people worldwide. References to "Dow" or the "Company" mean The Dow Chemical Company and its consolidated subsidiaries unless otherwise expressly noted.

Source: Dow

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