“The addition of Wes Bush to the Materials Science Advisory Committee is a well-suited addition for the division’s disciplined, focused and market-oriented approach,” Jeff Fettig, executive chairman of DowDuPont, said. “The new Dow’s management team will benefit from his experience driving an industry-leading growth company focused on innovative strategies centered on customer needs.”
“The addition of Rajiv Gupta to the Specialty Products Advisory Committee further underscores the great potential of this business and our focus on optimizing its value,” Ed Breen, CEO of DowDuPont, said. “We look forward to benefitting from Raj’s significant operating and governance experience, depth of understanding of our portfolio and end markets, and track record in value creation.”
As previously announced, the Materials Science Division (Dow) is anticipated to separate by the end of the first quarter of 2019, and Agriculture (Corteva Agriscience) and Specialty Products (DuPont) Divisions are expected to separate by June 1, 2019.
Bush was elected to Northrop Grumman Corporation’s Board of Directors in 2009, named CEO and president in January 2010 and assumed the role of chairman in July 2011. Prior to the acquisition of TRW by Northrop Grumman, Bush had served since 2001 as president and chief executive officer for TRW’s UK-based global Aeronautical Systems. He joined TRW in 1987 and prior to joining TRW, he held engineering positions with both the Aerospace Corporation and Comsat Labs.
Gupta was the chairman and CEO of Rohm & Haas Company from 1999 until 2009, when it was acquired by Dow Chemical. Prior to that, he held various other positions at Rohm & Haas, which he joined in 1971.