Kathleen Bader, a veteran Dow Chemical Co. executive, has been named to President Bush's Homeland Security Advisory Council.
Bader and other appointees representing business, academia, law enforcement and public service will provide advice to the president on matters relating to homeland security. The council was formed in the wake of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.
``Dow and the chemical industry are a critical component of the nation's infrastructure,'' Bader said in a June 11 news release. ``We continue to make safety and security a top priority.''
Bader joined Dow in 1973 and currently serves as the Midland-based firm's business group president for styrenics and engineered products. Bader also oversees Dow's Six Sigma quality improvement program, which the company claims has netted the firm $750 million in pretax earnings since it was launched in 2000.