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Dow COO Jim Fitterling Presented the “Doing a World of Good” Medal for Advancing the Societal Contributions of Engineers

president and chief operating officer of The Dow Chemical Company (Dow),
was presented with the AIChE
Foundation’s inaugural Doing
a World of Good Medal
yesterday at the organization’s annual gala in
New York. The honor salutes the achievements of an individual who has
advanced the societal contributions of engineers. Fitterling was
recognized for his dedication to safety in engineering, for his advocacy
of diversity and inclusion in the workplace, and for his professional
and personal commitment to mentorship.

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“I’m exceedingly grateful for this recognition and for my colleagues at
Dow and fellow AIChE members around the world that have committed
themselves to this cause, choosing to positively influence our industry
and to help prepare the youth and our future workforce for decades to
come,” said Fitterling. “We must continue to reach out to students to
emphasize the importance of safety in our work while doubling-down on
our efforts to develop a more diverse and inclusive workforce for
chemical engineers.”

AIChE, the world’s leading organization for chemical engineering
professionals, initiated its Doing a World of Good Campaign in 2016 as
one of the most ambitious fundraising programs in the organization’s
history. Through the campaign, AIChE expects to raise $15 million over
five years, enabling the organization to direct resources toward five
transformative priorities for the chemical engineering profession,
including: safety and ethical practices; education, training and career
development; attracting and retaining the best and brightest; research
and innovation; and, changing perceptions.

“As co-chair of AIChE’s Doing a World of Good campaign, Jim has been a
stellar advocate for the campaign’s transformational priorities,” said
June Wispelwey, AIChE’s executive director. “He is truly demonstrating
to the next generation of chemical engineers that our profession and
industry are dedicated to safety, diversity and inclusion and making the
world a better and safer place through chemical engineering.”

In his work with AIChE, Fitterling has been instrumental in supporting
and promoting the Undergraduate Process Safety Learning Initiative,
which is educating the next generation of engineers, engineering faculty
and industry leaders around the world. This program has already trained
thousands of students, this year increasing the number of students
earning process safety certificates by 28 percent and developing a
state-of-the-art online training modules that supplements engineering
texts used at more than 276 universities around the world. To date, more
than 300 academics with limited industrial experience have taken part in
faculty workshops, better equipping them to teach process safety.

Fitterling has also been a stalwart proponent of diversity and inclusion
in the chemical industry. He has been instrumental in Dow’s drive toward
LGBT equality, leading by example among senior LGBT and ally executives
at Dow and around the world to drive advocacy efforts in support of
diversity and inclusion efforts. Fitterling also mentors LGBT employees,
sharing his insights and striving to make a personal difference with
each colleague. He was instrumental in the Company’s appointment of its
first-ever chief inclusion officer.

With influence extending well beyond Dow, Fitterling shares his
experiences and inspiration with students, young professionals, and
business leaders at events such as The Economist’s Pride and Prejudice
24-hour global conference, New York’s “Out on the Street,” PIMCO Pride,
and as keynote speaker at Linked-In’s gathering of 100 LGBT leaders from
a wide range of industries. His efforts on diversity and inclusion have
earned him recognition as a Top
100 Leading LGBT+ Executive, ranking third
, by The Financial Times.

Fitterling joined Dow in 1984 and is currently a member of Dow’s most
senior leadership. He has played a key role in developing and executing
Dow’s strategy to invest in a market-driven portfolio of advantaged and
technology-enabled businesses that create value for our shareholders and
customers. He has served in a variety of engineering, commercial and
business leadership roles in his career, prior to being named vice
chairman and chief operating officer in 2015 and promoted to his current
role in February 2016. He is a member of the board of directors of the
National Association of Manufacturers, a member of the board of
directors of the Chemical Financial Corporation, and a member of the
board of directors of Sadara Chemical Company. Fitterling earned a
bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering from the University of
Missouri - Columbia.

About AIChE

AIChE is a professional society of more than 53,000 chemical engineers
in 110 countries. Its members work in corporations, universities and
government using their knowledge of chemical processes to develop safe
and useful products for the benefit of society. Through its varied
programs, AIChE continues to be a focal point for information exchange
on the frontier of chemical engineering research in such areas as
nanotechnology, sustainability, hydrogen fuels, biological and
environmental engineering, and chemical plant safety and security. More
information about AIChE is available at www.aiche.org.

About Dow

The Dow Chemical Company (Dow) combines science and technology knowledge
to develop premier materials science solutions that are essential to
human progress. Dow has one of the strongest and broadest toolkits in
the industry, with robust technology, asset integration, scale and
competitive capabilities that enable it to address complex global
issues. Dow’s market-driven, industry-leading portfolio of advanced
materials, industrial intermediates, and plastics businesses deliver a
broad range of differentiated technology-based products and solutions
for customers in high-growth markets such as packaging, infrastructure,
and consumer care. Dow is a subsidiary of DowDuPont (NYSE: DWDP), a
holding company comprised of Dow and DuPont with the intent to form
three strong, independent, publicly traded companies in agriculture,
materials science and specialty sectors. More information can be found
at www.dow.com.

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