Dow Promotes William Weideman to CFO
William Weideman has been promoted to executive vice president and chief financial officer (CFO) of Dow Chemicals. The appointment follows an exhaustive global external search, as well as screening of internal candidates, which identified Weideman as the best candidate for the role.
Weideman has been serving as vice president and interim CFO since 3 November 2009.
Weideman holds a BS in Business Administration from Central Michigan University and has served in a variety of accounting and controller roles over his 30-year career with the company. He was named controller of Texas operations in 1994, global business controller for specialty chemicals in 1996, global finance director for performance chemicals in 2000, finance vice president for chemicals and intermediates in 2004, and in 2006 was named group finance vice president for Dow’s Basic Chemicals and Plastics portfolio. He was appointed the company’s corporate controller in May 2006.
Weideman currently serves on the Board of Directors for The Dow Chemical Employees’ Credit Union, Mid Michigan Medical Centre and Family and Children’s Services of Midland, Michigan. He also serves on the Central Michigan University Accounting Advisory Committee and Central Michigan University Development Board.
He succeeds Geoffery Merszei, who is currently president of Dow Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA), chairman of Dow Europe and executive vice president of the Dow Chemical Company.