Detroit Regional Chamber Bio

Joe Harlan

Executive Vice President, The Dow Chemical Company

Joe Harlan is an executive vice president of The Dow Chemical Company, overseeing the company’s chemicals, energy and performance materials businesses, as well as Dow Asia Pacific. He brings three decades of diverse geographic, business, operational and customer experience to the company, and his insights have been critical in Dow’s transformation to a market-driven enterprise.

Prior to joining Dow, Harlan was executive vice president of the consumer and office business at 3M Corporation. He also spent 20 years with the General Electric Company, where he held various finance, business development, and operational roles, eventually serving as vice president and CFO of General Electric Lighting.

Harlan has a bachelor’s degree in finance from Indiana University.