MIDLAND, MICH. (Aug. 15, 4:50 p.m. ET) — Dow Chemical Co. has made some changes in the executive ranks of its plastics units.
Glenn Wright has been named business vice president of Performance Packaging for Midland, Mich.-based Dow. The unit has annual sales of $8 billion and is part of Dow's Performance Plastics division.
The newly created Performance packaging unit represents a shift away from an asset-based approach to a market/value chain orientation, Dow officials said in an Aug. 15 news release. The unit's focus is on flexible food packaging.
Wright has more than 25 years of market experience, including the last 10 with Dow. He joined Dow when the firm merged with Union carbide Corp. in 2001. Wright previously had been Dow's commercial vice president for North America Plastics.
Mauro Gregorio — a 27-year Dow veteran — has been named commercial vice president of Performance Plastics North America and business vice president for Performance Plastics' Hygiene & Medical global business unit. In the dual role, Gregorio will oversee a portfolio with annual sales of $6 billion.
Most recently, Gregorio had been Dow's commercial vice president of plastics in Europe, the Middle East and Africa.