Jim Fitterling is the chief executive officer of Dow, a global material science company with 2018 sales of $49 billion.
Fitterling was named chief executive officer-elect of Dow in March 2018, prior to becoming CEO in July 2018. Before that he served as president and chief operating officer of Dow. From September 2017 through March 2019, he also served as chief operating officer for the Materials Science Division of DowDuPont, which separated from Dow in April 2019.
During his 35-year career at Dow, Fitterling has held leadership positions in many of the company’s business units, in corporate development, and in business operations. In addition, he served as the business lead in Dow’s launch of its next-generation sustainability goals. At his direction, in January 2019, Dow became a founding member of the Alliance to End Plastic Waste, an initiative to accelerate efforts to drive innovation, provide much-needed resources, and take decisive action to put an end to plastic waste in the environment.