MIDLAND, Mich. (May 3, 2011)—Dow Corning Corp.'s board of directors has elected Robert D. Hansen as CEO of the company, effective immediately.
Stephanie A. Burns will remain chairman.
Hansen has worked for Dow Corning for 29 years and was named president in November 2010. He will continue to serve as president.
Hansen held various finance positions when he started at Dow Corning and transitioned to manager for the South American region in 1996.
Following that, he had numerous roles including product line management, procurement director and global oversight for Dow Corning's Construction business before being named European Area president in 2002.
Hansen was named vice president and general manager of the Core Products Business in 2005, and was subsequently promoted to executive vice president.