Dow Automotive: New Global R&D Director
Dow Automotive, Auburn Hills, Michigan, USA, a global provider of advanced solutions for vehicle manufacturers and aftermarket repair, has named David Bem, Ph.D., the new Global Research & Development (R&D) Director. Effective immediately, Dr. Bem will be responsible for identifying, developing and commercializing new technologies that create sustainable value. He replaces John Hacskaylo who is now Chief Technology Officer at K-Dow Petrochemicals.
Most recently, Dr. Bem served as the Senior Research Director for Dow Hydrocarbons & Energy, Alternative Feedstocks and Basic Chemicals. Prior to joining Dow, Dr. Bem was Global R&D Director at Celanese LTD for the Ticona Engineering Resins business. He also led the Global Acetyls R&D for the Celanese Engineering Resins business and worked at UOP LLC, a Honeywell Company, where he held various positions.
Dr. Bem is a certified Six Sigma black belt and holds nine US patents. He has authored more than 20 publications. He earned a Ph.D. in solid state inorganic chemistry from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and his undergraduate degree in chemistry from West Virginia University. His office will be based in Auburn Hills.
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