Buckley Named General Manager of Dow Performance Materials and Elected President and CEO of ANGUS Chemical Company

Buffalo Grove, IL - October 05, 2010

John Buckley has been named global general manager of Performance Materials, a business unit of The Dow Chemical Company (Dow) and has been elected president and CEO of ANGUS Chemical Company (ANGUS)

“John’s broad experience in sales, marketing, and technical services in diverse regions of the world; his fluency in three languages; and his altruistic passion for helping others is what will drive business innovation and, ultimately, the future of Performance Materials and ANGUS,” said Jerome Peribere, president and CEO, Dow Advanced Materials Division.

“Performance Materials and ANGUS additives deliver performance-enhancing additives designed to boost the value of end-products in diverse applications and markets. Unique chemistry platforms, laboratory and application centers and experienced assistance located around the world provide our customers with advanced solutions to stay competitive and meet ever-changing market demands. I am honored to be leading this team of specialists and look forward to the opportunity to work with customers,” said Buckley.

Buckley has worked for the company for 25 years, joining Dow through the acquisition of Rohm and Haas in 2009. Most recently, he served as president of AgroFresh Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Dow.

Buckley began his career at Rohm and Haas in 1983 as a process and design engineer. He was subsequently promoted to operations and commercial roles in other divisions, including managing operations in Latin America and leading sales and marketing positions in both Brazil and at the company headquarters in Philadelphia. After a short period as global business manager for Graver Technologies, an international business based in Newark, Delaware, Buckley rejoined Rohm and Haas in1998 to take positions in business management and global marketing.

Buckley earned a bachelor of science in chemical engineering with honors from Villanova University.

ANGUS Chemical Company

ANGUS Chemical Company continues to develop and deliver distinct nitroalkane-based chemistries for customers in applications as diverse as paints and coatings, metalworking fluids, water treatment, leather, personal care and cosmetics, biological buffers, solvents and thinners, wood adhesives, pharmaceutical and agricultural intermediates. Aligned as a market-focused, problem-solving specialty chemicals business. Visit us online www.ANGUS.com

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