The AIChE Foundation announces Jim Fitterling, president and chief operating officer of The Dow Chemical Company (NYSE:DOW), and John Y. Televantos, partner at Arsenal Capital Partners, as co-chairs of the Doing a World of Good campaign.
Dow is a campaign Founders’ Circle Member and Benefactor supporting AIChE's Undergraduate Process Safety Initiative, a core campaign priority. In taking on the co-chair position, Fitterling said that “Through such contributions, companies such as Dow are, in fact, already doing a world of good,” “However, the story of how the chemicals industry is benefitting society is one that is not often told. That’s why this opportunity to rededicate ourselves to a new set of priorities – to promote good chemical engineering and good chemical processes – is so important.”
Campaign co-chair Televantos added that the Doing a World of Good campaign is “perhaps the most important activity of our Institute – to ensure an enduring legacy for all the good things we have contributed to the world as an industry and as individuals, and to support the many good things that chemical engineers are about to contribute for the future.”
As co-chairs for the campaign, Fitterling and Televantos join an AIChE Foundation leadership team headed by Foundation Chairman Eduardo D. Glandt, Dean Emeritus of the School of Engineering and Applied Science at the University of Pennsylvania, and Vice Chairman S. Shariq Yosufzai, Vice President for Global Diversity, Ombuds, and University Affairs at Chevron.