The Dow Chemical Company (NYSE: DOW) announced today that George Biltz has been named vice president, Energy & Climate Change.
Biltz will be responsible for delivering Energy business profitability, power production at the 13 Company-operated power plants, as well as steam and utilities and energy service to more than 120 manufacturing facilities globally. In addition, he will be accountable for the Company’s energy conservation and green house gas emission reduction efforts, including implementation of clean energy solutions at operating sites around the world. Biltz will also lead Dow’s global advocacy presence in the areas of climate change and energy public policy.
“Reliable, low-cost energy is an essential component of our competitive advantage at Dow, and energy touches every business and manufacturing operation across the Company,” said Carol Williams, president Chemicals & Energy. “George’s role will be to further strengthen Dow’s advantage as one of the world’s largest industrial producers of energy and to continue to advance our efficiencies and cost-competitiveness as a large energy consumer. I am extremely pleased to welcome a leader of George’s extensive experience to this pivotal business.”
During his 30-plus year career at Dow, Biltz has served in a number of positions spanning from Manufacturing, Sales and Marketing to Purchasing. He has led numerous Dow business units, including Specialty Chemicals, Performance Products, as well as Ventures and New Business Growth. In his previous Strategic Development & Planning and Mergers & Acquisitions role, Biltz was accountable for development and implementation of Dow’s corporate strategy, long-range planning and strategic portfolio management plans, including new business models, acquisitions, joint ventures and divestitures.
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 2010, Dow had annual sales of $53.7 billion and employed approximately 50,000 people worldwide. The Company's more than 5,000 products are manufactured at 188 sites in 35 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 www.dow.com.