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Dow Pharma & Food Solutions Also Makes A Wide Range Of Excipients For More Effective Drug Delivery Systems. (Photo: Business Wire)

Van Gerwen joined Dow in 2007 as the Strategic Planner for Rohm and Haas’s European, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) region, after working for a number of chemical companies in positions of increasing responsibility. He joined Dow Microbial Control in 2009 as Global Commercial Director and helped that business move successfully into the fast-growing shale gas business. In 2011, he joined Dow Wolff Cellulosics as Global Marketing and Sales Leader. Van Gerwen succeeds Martin Sonntag, who is leaving Dow for a position outside the organization. “Martin will always hold a special place in our hearts,” said Carr. “He understands the need to be market-driven, and began the business transition that Marc takes over today. We thank him sincerely for his contributions.”

About Dow Pharma & Food Solutions

Dow Pharma & Food Solutions designs differentiated solutions that enable pharmaceutical delivery & nutritional benefits to customers around the world. Formerly known as Dow Wolff Cellulosics, this business continues to efficiently and reliably manage the manufacturing assets for high-performance cellulose derivatives and companion chemistries used for formulating solutions across a broad variety of applications, including auto-honeycomb and other industrial applications. Cellulosics and their derivatives are produced from renewable raw materials, mainly wood pulp and cotton, sourced primarily from suppliers that implement certified sustainable forestry practices. Dow Pharma & Food Solutions employs 1,200 people across nine sites and 15 manufacturing plants, with six cGMP's, serving customers in around 160 countries. Additional details can be found at

About Dow

Dow (NYSE: DOW) combines the power of science and technology 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 2012, Dow had annual sales of approximately $57 billion and employed approximately 54,000 people worldwide. The Company's more than 5,000 products are manufactured at 188 sites in 36 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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