Midland, Michigan - Dow Corning's Paper & Process Industries group recently named Peter Vert as the new global market manager for the company's Polyurethane Additives Business. Vert has been with Dow Corning since 1997. He replaces Christian Velasquez, who has moved into commercial management in the company. Vert previously worked an application engineer for release coatings and pressure sensitive adhesives for Dow Corning."Dow Corning has been active in polyurethane additives for more than 50 years," said Vert, in the 11 Sept company announcement. "Since 1988, Air Products has been our exclusive channel to the market for these materials. This arrangement has been successful and we will continue to offer high-quality products through Air Products and the Dabco brand. At the same time, we are excited to offer customers the option to work directly with Dow Corning and give them access to our full line of silicone-based solutions." "