Mike Gambrell was named Executive Vice President of Basic Plastics and Chemicals in September 2005. In March 2007 he assumed additional line responsibility for Dow’s Global Manufacturing and Engineering Organization. He also has executive oversight for Dow's activities in India Middle East and Africa.
He is a member of Dow's four-person Executive Leadership Committee which is responsible for corporate strategy and financial performance. He also is a member of the company's Business Operations Committee and Management Committee and serves on the Sustainability and People operational teams within Dow. He is an ex officio member of Dow's Board of Directors’ Environment Health & Safety Committee.
He currently serves as board member and past Chairman of the Governing Council for the World Chlorine Council and is a member of US-India Business Council. He also serves as a member of the Board of Directors for the OPIC joint venture.
Mike joined Dow in 1976 as a Chemical Engineer in Research and Development in Midland Michigan. He held a variety of manufacturing and engineering positions between 1979 and 1988. In 1989 he was named Business Director for the North America Chlor-Alkali Assets Business and in 1992 was named General Manager for the Plastic Lined Pipe Business. In 1994 he was named Vice President of Operations for Latin America. He returned to the U.S. in 1996 as Corporate Director for Technology Centers and Global Process Engineering and was named Global Business Director of the Chlor-Alkali Assets Business in 1998. In 2000 he was named Business Vice President for EDC/VCM & ECU Management and in 2003 was named Business Vice President for the Chlor-Vinyl Business. He was named Senior Vice President for Chemicals and Intermediates in 2003.
Prior to joining Dow Mike received a bachelor's degree in chemical engineering from Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology in Terre Haute Indiana. In 1996 he was recognized by Rose-Hulman with the President's Distinguished Alumnus Award.