WASHINGTON (June 24, 2011)—Andrew N. Liveris, chairman and CEO of the Dow Chemical Co., is President Obama's pick to be co-chair of the newly formed Advanced Manufacturing Partnership.
In a speech at the launch ceremony for the partnership at Pittsburgh's Carnegie Mellon University, Liveris said he was honored to co-chair the new organization. “By recovering U.S. manufacturing leadership, the U.S. can also maintain and grow its role as the world's innovation engine,” Liveris said in a Dow press release.
The Advanced Manufacturing Partnership unites major U.S. manufacturers, several top U.S. engineering universities and key government technology leaders to create a plan for promoting advanced manufacturing technologies.
Liveris has spent 35 years at Dow in manufacturing, engineering, sales, marketing and general management positions, according to the company. He was elected to the Dow board of directors in 2004 and became chairman two years later.
Co-chairing the partnership with Liveris will be Susan Hockfield, president of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.