Bob Brandt Named Vice President Manufacturing for MEGlobal

Dubai, U.A.E. - April 1, 2008

Effective May 1, 2008, Bob Brandt has been named vice president of manufacturing for MEGlobal, a joint venture between The Dow Chemical Company (Dow) and Petrochemical Industries Company (PIC) of Kuwait. Brandt is currently production leader for Dow's ethylene oxide (EO) plant in Plaquemine, LA.

In his new role, Brandt will be responsible for the safe and reliable operation of three world-scale ethylene oxide-ethylene glycol (EO-EG) production plants located in Alberta, Canada with a team of more than 100 manufacturing employees. He will be based in Prentiss, Canada.

"Bob brings unique know-how to the position with more than 22 years experience in a variety of businesses and roles," said Henry Roth, president MEGlobal. "With our key focus on safe operations in the manufacture of EO-EG, Bob will be able to share his significant experience as a long-term production leader for ethylene oxide and in his previous role as a global environmental health & safety (EH&S) business operations leader with Dow."

Brandt joined Union Carbide in 1985 as a production engineer in vinyl resins and continued with manufacturing roles in surfactants, amines and glycol. Since that time he has held a number of different positions including leadership assignments in EH&S, improvements, and maintenance across a variety of Dow businesses. Brandt holds a degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Texas.

About MEGlobal

MEGlobalâ„¢ is a world leader in the manufacture and marketing of merchant monoethylene glycol and diethylene glycol, collectively known as ethylene glycol (EG). Headquartered in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, MEGlobal markets approximately 3.5 million metric tons of EG per year which is used as a raw material in the manufacture of polyester fibers, polyethylene terephthalate resins (PET), antifreeze formulations and other industrial products. With approximately 200 employees worldwide, MEGlobal operates production facilities in Fort Saskatchewan and Red Deer in Alberta, Canada. MEGlobal is a 50:50 joint venture between The Dow Chemical Company and Petrochemical Industries Company (PIC) of Kuwait. Further information can be found at www.meglobal.biz

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