Carol Williams is executive vice president of Dow Chemical Company’s manufacturing and engineering, supply chain, and environmental, health, and safety operations. Carol joined Dow in 1980, starting as an R&D engineer for plastic films and foams. In 1991, she worked in Louisiana operations on the development of styrene butadiene/isoprene block co-polymers. Following her engineering roles, Carol held numerous other positions at Dow, including: director of the Analytical Science Lab in Midland, Michigan; global R&D director for epoxy products and intermediate business; business vice president for chlor-alkali assets; vice president of global purchasing; R&D vice president for hydrocarbons and energy, chemicals and intermediates, and core; vice president of business development for market facing businesses; corporate vice president for Dow’s market facing, business development, and licensing portfolio; senior vice president of basic chemicals; and president of chemicals and energy. Carol accepted her role as EVP of manufacturing and engineering in 2011. She serves on the board of directors of Sadara, Dow-Mitsui Chlor-Alkali LLC, and Zep Inc. Carol serves on the board of trustees for Carnegie Mellon University, where she is also an advisory board member for its engineering department and a member of the Energy Futures Institute’s Presidential Consultation Committee. She was recently appointed to the U.S. Manufacturing Council. Carol is a member of the Society of Women Engineers and the American Institute of Chemical Engineers.