Earl Shipp, Vice President and Site Director of Dow Michigan Operations, has been named the new Vice President and Site Director of Dow Texas Operations in Freeport. He succeeds Gary Hockstra who has been named Vice President of Manufacturing, Engineering and EH&S for the Dow Advanced Materials Division. Shipp joined Dow in 1981 in Freeport, Texas. From 1981 to 1985, he held numerous manufacturing positions, including an assignment in Japan. After 1985, he maintained leadership positions in Texas, Ohio and Missouri. In 2000, Shipp was appointed the dual roles of Vice President and Site Director of Dow’s Louisiana Operations and Global Operations Director of the Propylene Oxide and Glycols business. By 2004, he was named Global Business Vice President for Dow Oxides & Glycols. He moved to Dubai, U.A.E. in 2006 to launch the India, Middle East and Africa Region for Dow. In 2007, Shipp was named Business Group President for Basic Chemicals, serving on the Business Operations Committee. There, he was responsible for overseeing six basic chemical businesses. He was named President – India, Middle East & Africa (IMEA) for Dow in December 2008.