Dow’s North America Residential Building Insulation Business Announces New GM
Young Named General Manager for Dow Roofing Systems
MIDLAND, Mich. – May 25, 2010 – The Dow Chemical Company announced today that Scott Young, global energy efficiency portfolio director and strategic market manager for Dow’s North America residential building insulation business, has been named president and general manager of its subsidiary Dow Roofing Systems LLC (DRS).
Young assumes these responsibilities from Victor Dean, who was named to the position in July 2009. Since that time, Dean was responsible for the successful transition and integration of the Stevens Roofing business within Dow. With the integration now complete, Young will assume the role, bringing a depth of industry experience, knowledge and background to help further accelerate sales and drive growth.
“Scott is uniquely positioned for his role as general manager of DRS because of his significant industry knowledge and extensive network across the building industry,” said Mike McGaugh, vice president and general manager, Dow Building Solutions, North America. “He is a recognized leader and his depth of experience in the business will enable him to accelerate the value proposition for our customers.”
In addition to his recent appointment as president for the Extruded Polystyrene Foam Association (XPSA), Young will represent DRS as a board member for the Center for Environmental Innovation Association. He will also continue to participate on the Sustainable Advisory Council for Habitat for Humanity International.
Since joining Dow Canada in 1989, Young has held various sales, marketing, and commercial development roles. He transferred to Midland, Michigan in 1996 to assume business leadership positions in market research, new business development, operational and strategic marketing across multiple geographies and business segments within Dow Building Solutions .
Young attended the University of Guelph, Ontario, Canada and holds an MBA from Northwood University. He is also a University of Cambridge, Prince of Wales-Business and Environment Program Alumni.
About Dow Roofing Systems
On July 1, 2008, Stevens Roofing Systems became Dow Roofing Systems (DRS), a wholly owned subsidiary of The Dow Chemical Company. Dow Roofing Systems is a leading marketer of thermoplastic roofing membranes for commercial, industry and institutional applications. DRS provides assembly design support and supplies commercial roofing systems, which are primarily composed of single ply membranes, accessories (such as fasteners and adhesives) and insulation. In addition, DRS provides a menu of warranty offerings. More information about Dow Roofing Systems can be found at www.dowroofingsystems.com
About Dow Building Solutions
Dow Building Solutions has a 60+ year legacy of providing energy saving solutions to the global commercial and residential construction industry, which began with the launch of its flagship STYROFOAM™ Brand Extruded Polystyrene (XPS) Foam Insulation, one of the most recognized brands of insulation in the world. A market-facing business unit of The Dow Chemical Company, Dow Building Solutions offers unsurpassed building science expertise to help builders, designers, architects and home/building owners reduce energy costs and protect against wind, rain and moisture, while contributing to the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions. More information about Dow Building Solutions can be found at www.dowbuildingsolutions.com
Dow combines the power of science and technology with the “Human Element” to passionately innovate what is essential to human progress. The Company connects chemistry and innovation with the principles of sustainability to help address many of the world’s most challenging problems such as the need for clean water, renewable energy generation and conservation, and increasing agricultural productivity. Dow’s diversified industry-leading portfolio of specialty chemical, advanced materials, agrosciences and plastics businesses deliver a broad range of technology-based products and solutions to customers in approximately 160 countries and in high growth sectors such as electronics, water, energy, coatings and agriculture. In 2009, Dow had annual sales of $45 billion and employed approximately 52,000 people worldwide. The Company’s more than 5,000 products are manufactured at 214 sites in 37 countries across the globe. References to "Dow" or the "Company" mean The Dow Chemical Company and its consolidated subsidiaries unless otherwise expressly noted. More information about Dow can be found at www.dow.com.