Executive Vice President
Manufacturing & Engineering, Supply Chain and Environmental, Health and Safety (EH&S) Operations
Carol Williams is Executive Vice President of Dow Manufacturing & Engineering, Supply Chain, and Environmental, Health & Safety (EH&S) Operations.
Williams joined Dow in 1980, starting as an engineer in R&D for plastic films and foams in the Granville Research Center. In 1991, she worked in Louisiana Operations on the development of styrene butadiene/isoprene block copolymers as part of a Dow/Exxon joint partnership. In 1993, she took on the director’s role for the Analytical Science Lab in Midland, Michigan. In 1995, she moved to Texas as the global R&D director for the Epoxy Products and Intermediates Business.
Four years later, Williams was named the North America Chlor-Alkali Assets business operations leader and site leader for Oyster Creek in Freeport, Texas. She became business vice president for Chlor-Alkali Assets in 2000, and was named vice president of Global Purchasing in 2003. The following year, Williams became R&D vice president for Hydrocarbons & Energy, Chemicals & Intermediates and Core (Corporate R&D).
In 2005, she was named vice president of Business Development for Market Facing Businesses. From 2007 to 2008, Williams served as corporate vice president for Dow’s Market Facing, Business Development and Licensing Portfolio, which included Dow Automotive, Dow Building Solutions, Dow Coating Solutions, Dow Footwear, Dow Oil & Gas and several other potential market facing businesses in development. Her portfolio also included Dow Technology Licensing & Catalyst, and Ventures & Business Development. Williams was named as Sr. Vice President of Basic Chemicals in January 2009 and President of Chemicals & Energy in 2010. She accepted her role as Executive Vice President of Manufacturing & Engineering in August 2011 and added responsibility for Supply Chain and EH&S Operations in 2012.
Williams earned a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering from Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, PA, and received an Executive MBA at Indiana University. Williams serves on the Board of Directors of Sadara, Dow-Mitsui Chlor-Alkali LLC and Zep Inc. She serves on the Board of Trustees for Carnegie Mellon University where she is also an advisory board member for the Engineering Department and a member of the Energy Futures Institute Presidential Consultation Committee. She was recently appointed to the United States Manufacturing Council. Williams is a member of the Society of Women Engineers and the American Institute of Chemical Engineers.