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October 06, 2010 04:05 PM Eastern Daylight Time  

MIDLAND, Mich.--(EON: Enhanced Online News)--The Dow Chemical Company (Dow) named Torsten Kraef
as the new business group vice president of Dow Polyurethanes, a global business unit within Dow that includes the
Propylene Oxide, Propylene Glycol, Isocyanates and Polyols businesses. He was named to the position in August.

Kraef has been with Dow for almost 20 years. He has served in a variety of roles, mainly in business and commercial
leadership, but also in finance and supply chain. He has lived in Europe and the United States, and had roles with
global responsibilities for the last 10 years. Kraef most recently served as business group vice president of Dow
Building and Construction, a business group within Dow’s Advanced Materials division, where he led three business
units – Dow Building Solutions, Dow Construction Chemicals and Solar Solutions – that offer extensive lines of
industry-leading insulation, weatherization products and systems, construction chemical solutions, and solar
application technology.

He succeeds Guillermo Novo, who has been named business group vice president of Dow Coating Materials.

About Dow Polyurethanes

Dow is the world's largest producer of propylene oxide (PO) and polyether polyols, and is a leading producer of
quality aromatic isocyanates, such as MDI and TDI. Dow's polyurethane products enhance a broad range of
applications including construction, automotive, furniture, bedding, appliance, decorative molding, athletic equipment
and more. The business provides key ingredients, systems and solutions for rigid, semi-rigid and flexible foams,
adhesives, sealants, coatings, elastomers and binders. VORANOL™ VORACTIV™ polyols exemplify Dow’s
ongoing initiative to lead the industry in providing high-performance products that meet critical consumer needs. For
more information, visit,, and

About Dow

Dow combines the power of science and technology with the “Human Element” to passionately innovate what is
essential to human progress. The Company connects chemistry and innovation with the principles of sustainability to
help address many of the world's most challenging problems such as the need for clean water, renewable energy
generation and conservation, and increasing agricultural productivity. Dow's diversified industry-leading portfolio of
specialty chemical, advanced materials, agrosciences and plastics businesses delivers a broad range of technology-
based products and solutions to customers in approximately 160 countries and in high growth sectors such as
electronics, water, energy, coatings and agriculture. In 2009, Dow had annual sales of $45 billion and employed
approximately 52,000 people worldwide. The Company's more than 5,000 products are manufactured at 214 sites
in 37 countries across the globe. References to "Dow" or the "Company" mean The Dow Chemical Company and its
consolidated subsidiaries unless otherwise expressly noted. More information about Dow can be found at

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For editorial information:
The Dow Chemical Company
Melissa Jones, +1 989 636-2228
Gibbs & Soell
Brian Hall, +1 847 519 9150 ext. 2117


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