John Kolmer

John is the manager of Global High Potential Development for The Dow Chemical. The Dow Chemical Company is the second largest specialty chemicals and advanced materials companies in the world, employing over 43,000 people to manufacture and deliver products and services to customers in over 160 countries. Dow has been recognized as one of the Best Companies for Leadership. In John’s role as the manager of high potential development, he is responsible for the global development processes and resources for their high potential population.

John has been with Dow (via acquisitions of Rodel and Rohm and Haas) since 2001, and has worked in various HR roles, including Talent Management, HR Generalist, and Organizational Effectiveness. In previous roles, John worked extensively with geographic, business, functional, and site leadership during the integration of 45 hROH manufacturing sites worldwide, and led Dow’s global Employee Development solutions, including performance management. Prior to entering the specialty chemical industry, John held HR leadership roles at USWest Communications and Southwest Airlines.

John is currently based at Dow’s corporate headquarters in Midland, MI.