HR Notices From May 18
Dow Corning elects four new vice presidents: Midland-based Dow Corning Corp. has named Mike Conway, Linda Kennan, Joseph Rinaldi and Doug Schoettinger as corporate vice presidents. Conway is chief human resource officer. He joined Dow Corning in April and provides executive leadership for Human Resources. He is responsible for driving Dow Corning’s ability to develop, attract and retain talented professionals globally, and for aligning its Human Resources needs with its business strategies. He currently resides in the United Kingdom and will relocate to the Great Lakes Bay region later this year. Kennan was named to the newly created position of vice president of corporate stewardship in April. In her new role, she is responsible for driving Dow Corning’s focus on sustainability, environment, health and safety and regulatory compliance. Kennan, who was previously Dow Corning’s ASEAN and Australia/New Zealand region president in Thailand, has been with Dow Corning for 27 years, serving in a variety of research, product and application development and industry and business management positions. She will relocate to the Great Lakes Bay region this summer. Rinaldi assumed the role of vice president of Finance in April, and is responsible for Dow Corning’s economic evaluation and merger and acquisition leadership, while serving as functional leader for product line management. Rinaldi most recently served as business vice president of strategic alliances, acquisitions and controller for the company’s Core business. He has more than 25 years of experience in a variety of financial and leadership roles at Dow Corning. Schoettinger, Dow Corning’s Deputy General Counsel, was also elected vice president. After many years in private practice specializing in product liability and general civil litigation, Schoettinger came to Dow Corning in 1994 to manage the company’s breast implant litigation. He has since served in a number of roles in the Law Department and has held key positions relating to the ongoing implementation of the company’s Plan of Reorganization.