Michael Iwaniw

Michael Iwaniw

The Dow Chemical Company

Michael Iwaniw has worked at The Dow Chemical Company since 2002, after obtaining his B.A. in Chemistry from Kalamazoo College, and his B.S.E. in Chemical Engineering from the University of Michigan. In addition to holding a full-time position in Specialty Latex at Dow, Mr. Iwaniw is currently completing requirements for his M.B.A. in Management from Northwood University

Mr. Iwaniw began his career at Dow in a rotational program, with six-month assignments as a Process Engineer (design) in Midland, MI; a Run Plant Engineer for Ethoxylates production in St. Charles, LA; and an Improvement Engineer for Saran Resins in Midland, MI. In 2003, he moved back to Process Engineering and worked as a supporting Process Design Engineer on projects across various businesses, including Dow Automotive, Latex, Water Soluble Polymers, and Polyethylene Licensing. He has also been the Lead Process Engineer for projects in the Styrofoam business ($12 MM blowing agent conversion) and Dow Agrosciences ($32 MM capacity expansion). In 2006 he moved to S/B Latex production as a Run Plant Engineer, supporting day-to-day operation, troubleshooting, and scale-up activities. In 2008 he transitioned to an improvement role in Latex, acting as project manager for multiple projects, with overall responsibility for approximately $1.5 MM in capital. He moved to Specialty Latex in early 2009 as part of Acrylics divestiture, and now handles capital coordination, project management, and project estimation.