Michelle Beeson Leader, Manufacturing Analytics Continuous ImprovementThe Dow Chemical CompanyMichelle Beeson’s passion for finding sustainable problem-solving outcomes led her to accept the positions of global leader of the Manufacturing Analytics team and Gulf Coast leader of the Process Analytical team for Dow. As Manufacturing Analytics team leader, she heads a committed team of data science practitioners who help manufacturing plants become more efficient by using their data more effectively. This is accomplished by means of an enterprise data analysis and collaboration space that ties multiple plants together with Technology Center and R&D resources to troubleshoot in real time, or preemptively detect and alert plants of trouble well before crisis. Michelle joined Dow in 2005 as an analytical chemist, providing non-routine analyses and support for trouble-shooting and problem-solving. Prior to joining Dow, Michelle worked as a Research Chemist at the U. S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in Atlanta GA, an Analytical Chemist at Syngenta Crop Protection (St. Gabriel, LA), and in the Mass Spectrometry Facility of the Chemistry Department at Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge, LA. Michelle holds a Ph.D. in Chemistry from Texas A&M University in College Station, TX.