William F. (Bill) Banholzer is Executive Vice President, Ventures, New Business Development and Licensing, and Chief Technology Officer for The Dow Chemical Company. He is a member of Dow’s Executive Leadership Committee, which is responsible for corporate strategy and financial performance, and also of the Strategy Board, responsible for the review and approval of the Company’s strategy and resource allocation decisions. As CTO, Banholzer has responsibility for driving innovation, value creation and leading Dow’s global research and development activities, directing an annual budget of $1.7B. In addition, Banholzer serves on Dow’s Venture Capital Board, the Dow Kokam Board, Dow AgroScience’s Members Committee and the Dow Foundation. He is a member of the Board of Directors for the Dow Corning Corporation, serving on the Corporate Responsibility Committee. Prior to Dow Banholzer spend 22 years at GE. In 2002, Banholzer was elected to the U.S. National Academy of Engineering.