People: Dow Chemical Co (DOW.N)
14 Mar 2014
Mr. James R. Fitterling is Executive Vice President - Feedstocks, Performance Plastics, Asia and Latin America of The Dow Chemical Co. Fitterling joined Dow in 1984. After serving in a variety of Sales, Marketing and Supply Chain positions in Liquid Separations, he was named commercial director for Liquid Separations, Dow Pacific in 1994. He was appointed global business director for Liquid Separations and president and CEO of FilmTec Corporation, a wholly owned subsidiary of The Dow Chemical Company in 1998. In 2000, he was named general manager for Dow Thailand and managing director for SCC-Dow Group of joint venture companies. In 2002, he was named CEO of The OPTIMAL Group, affiliates of Petroliam Nasional Berhad (PETRONAS), Malaysia’s state-owned oil corporation and The Dow Chemical Company. He added responsibility for the Southeast Asia and Australia region in February 2004. He also served as the vice president of the Malaysian International Chamber of Commerce and Industry (MICCI) and was the Dow representative to U.S. ASEAN Business Council. Fitterling was named business vice president for Polyethylene in December 2005; president, Basic Plastics in March 2007; vice president of Corporate Development in April 2009; senior vice president of Corporate Development in April 2010; executive vice president of The Dow Chemical Company & president, Plastics & Hydrocarbons in August 2010; executive vice president of The Dow Chemical Company & president, Corporate Development & Hydrocarbons in March 2011; and was appointed to his current position in August 2011. Fitterling assumed additional executive oversight of the Company’s Chemicals & Energy Division in August 2011, in addition to his executive role for Corporate Development and Hydrocarbons. He is also a member of the Board of Directors of Chemical Financial Corporation. Fitterling earned a Bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Missouri—Columbia.
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