Sarah Eckersley, PhD, is the Vice President of R&D, Industrial Intermediates & Infrastructure at Dow. She is responsible for the development and delivery of technology aligned to business strategy. Eckersley is also an executive member of the R&D leadership team for Dow, which is accountable for all dimensions of organizational and technology strategy. She previously held global R&D director positions for Coatings, Monomers and Plastic Additives, Pharma and Food Solutions, and Performance Packaging in Performance Plastics. She joined Dow on the Research Assignments program in 1993. Eckersley is a member of the Technical Advisory Board for the Dept. of Chemistry, Univ. of Wisconsin-Madison. She earned chemical engineering degrees from the Univ. of Ottawa and the Univ. of Waterloo, completed a Young Executives Residency from the Univ. of North Carolina’s Kenan Flagler Business School, and the Women on Corporate Boards Program at Harvard Business School. In 2021, she was recognized with the Lawrence B. Evans Award in Chemical Engineering Practice from the AIChE and a Global Leader Award from the Society of Women Engineers. She is co-author of 25 peer-reviewed publications and inventor on six issued U.S. patents.
Vice President of R&D, Industrial Intermediates & Infrastructure