Executive Vice President
Howard Ungerleider is executive vice president of The Dow Chemical Company, serving on Dow's five member executive committee with oversight of the Advanced Materials businesses. The portfolio spans Dow's reporting segments of Coatings and Infrastructure Solutions, and Electronic and Functional Materials.
Collectively, the Advanced Materials businesses total more than $13 billion dollars in sales across more than 130 countries and include four industry-leading businesses: Dow Electronic Materials, Dow Coatings and Construction, Functional Materials, and Monomers, Epoxies & Intermediates.
Ungerleider joined Dow in 1990 and his career has spanned a wide variety of commercial, financial, geographic, functional and enterprise-level leadership roles in both the United States and Europe. He started in Dow's Food & Specialty Packaging business in 1997 and moved the following year to Dow's European headquarters in Switzerland, where he held management responsibilities for several of Dow's specialty polyethylene and polyolefin brands.
Ungerleider was named business director for Dow's global Wire and Cable Compounds business in 2000, and in 2004 became the global director of Integrated Supply Chain for Plastics, Performance Chemicals and Thermosets, managing supply chain activities for global businesses across Dow's basics, specialties and market-facing portfolios. In 2006, Ungerleider was appointed North American commercial vice president for Dow's $6 billion Basic Plastics business portfolio.
From 2008 to 2011, Ungerleider served as vice president of Investor Relations, where he was responsible for facilitating dialogue between Dow's stockholders and the Company's executive leadership. He was responsible for creating and driving an investor outreach program that provided timely, credible information regarding Dow's strategic transformation and performance in the midst of the worst global economic crisis in decades. In this role, he was also a member of the Finance leadership team, providing counsel and support to Dow's Chief Financial Officer.
He was named president for the Performance Plastics Division in 2011 and led this industry leading portfolio delivering innovative solutions for packaging, hygiene & medical, electrical & telecommunication, and elastomer markets worldwide.
Ungerleider earned a Bachelor's degree from the University of Texas in Austin and a Master's degree in Business Administration from University of California in Los Angeles. He serves on the Board of Directors of Sadara Chemical Company and the Member's Committee of Dow AgroSciences. He also serves on the Boards of Directors of Wolverine Bancorp (NASDAQ: WBKC), Keep America Beautiful and is an Executive Committee Member of the Water & Woods Council of the Boy Scouts of America.