Dow Chemical Co.'s automotive unit is on the hunt for a new chief, following President Larry Denton's decision to take the top job at Dura Automotive Systems Inc.
Denton joined Dow Automotive, an Auburn Hills, Mich.-based division of the chemical giant, in 1996 and took the president's post in 1999. During his tenure, sales climbed to $1.2 billion from $300 million.
At Dura, the 52-year-old will become president and chief executive officer of a global automotive supplier with annual sales of more than $2.4 billion.
He began the new position Jan. 15.
Denton replaces Karl Storrie, who remains with Dura as a director and vice chairman. The Rochester Hills-based company produces seating control systems, door modules and glass systems.
Dow management is ``reviewing options'' for filling's Denton's position, the company said in a Jan. 8 news release.