WILMINGTON, Del.—DuPont Dow Elastomers L.L.C. has named John R. Lewis president and CEO of the Dow Chemical Co.-DuPont Co. joint venture.
Lewis, who currently is vice president of Asia growth initiatives at DuPont Performance Coatings, assumed the posts Sept. 15. He succeeds Theo G. Krapels, who is retiring after 30 years of service with DuPont Dow Elastomers and DuPont.
Lewis has spent 38 years with DuPont. He began his career as a chemist, and has held a variety of key management positions, including leadership roles in DuPont Engineering Polymers and DuPont Performance Coatings strategic business units in both the U.S. and Europe.
His recent titles included vice president and general manager for Europe/ Asia, global director automotive finishes and director of engineering materials for engineering polymers.