Debbie Rothe

Debbie Rothe

Senior Leader Environmental Analytical
Dow

Debbie is a Senior Global Leader for the Environmental Analytical (EA) Team in the Environmental Technology Center at Dow.  In her role, Debbie fosters innovation and drives Manufacturing 4.0 initiatives within the Global Environmental Operations Business.  Debbie is passionate about developing people and building high achieving, empowered work teams.  Under Debbie's leadership, the EA team has successful implemented innovative technologies that increase safety, productivity and reliability.  Debbie holds a Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry from Central Michigan University and a Ph.D. in Materials Engineering from New Mexico Tech.  Debbie is a Prosci certified change management practitioner, Human Synergistics accredited facilitator for organizational effectiveness and culture, and a Franklin Covey certified facilitator. 

Debbie joined Dow in 1998 as a college co-op in the Surface / Microscopy and X-ray group of Analytical Sciences.  Debbie specialized in failure analysis and performing forensic investigations.  Her areas of specialization include Microscopy, Infrared Spectroscopy, and X-ray fluorescence. In 2011 she added the role of Fundamental Problem Solving Subject Matter Expert, providing problem solving expertise to improve plant reliability by resolving complex and persistent manufacturing problems.  Debbie became resource leader for EA in 2015, where she provided people leadership for the Midland team and aligned resources to meet the needs of EA's key Midland clients.  In 2017, Debbie took on global resource leader responsibilities for Environmental Analytical.