Dow Chemical named 'Manufacturer of the Year' at summit

Post date: Jun 16, 2015 8:37:01 AM

The Dow Chemical Co. was named Manufacturer of the Year, large enterprise, at the 11th annual Manufacturing Leadership Summit, hosted by Frost & Sullivan, according to a company news release.

The three-day event was attended by more than 100 companies, representing a wide range of industries including automotive, chemical, consumer goods, financial services and telecommunications.

"In the presence of customers and competitors, Dow has been recognized as a leader in the manufacturing industry," Peter Holicki, corporate vice president of operations, said in a statement.

"We are in the midst of a new era of business operations. Today's ecosystem requires innovation and agility to succeed, and the Manufacturer of the Year award recognizes Dow is leading the way in these strategic imperatives."

Jim Fitterling, Dow vice chairman of business operations and featured keynote speaker at the summit, spoke on "The New Era of Collaboration" and the importance of partnering with one's customers.

Dow projects were recognized in the following three categories:

Operational Excellence Leadership

Big Data and Advanced Analytics Leadership

Next Generation Leadership

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