Midland, Michigan -- Dow Chemical Co. has appointed Joe Harlan president of the Performance Products and Performance Systems Division and an executive vice president.
Harlan will join Dow's executive leadership committee and report to Andrew Liveris, chairman and ceo.
Harlan assume this role 1 Sept., joining Dow from 3M, where he was executive vice president of Consumer and Office Business.
Liveris praised Harlan's "in-depth experience in downstream markets, proven leadership abilities, exceptional international business experience and a track record of delivering results," saying these will "bring a new perspective to our Performance Products and Performance Systems Division."
Harlan replaces Juan Luciano in this post.
Dow's Performance Products business includes the company's basic polyurethane raw materials - isocyanates and polyols -- as well as its major polyurethanes systems business.