“Margo is a proven and extraordinarily talented executive with a deep understanding of how to build and scale brands on a global basis and expertise in effectively engaging consumers and retail partners in a rapidly evolving digital world," said outgoing CEO Christopher A. Sinclair.
“This Institute will be an important catalyst to leverage innovation and energy efficient technologies that will reduce harmful emissions while creating jobs and building America’s 21st century economy,” said Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz.
The 20-year-old temporary worker was crushed to death when the assembly line stopped and she and three of her co-workers entered a robotic station to clear a sensor fault, and the robot started abruptly.
“This innovation center will add to Dow’s world-class R&D engine, and could have been located anywhere in the world,” said Andrew Liveris, Dow CEO. “We chose Michigan, our home for more than 119 years because of the highly-skilled workforce in the state and because we believe the incoming Presidential administration understands the importance of R&D investment and its multiplier impact on U.S. manufacturing jobs.”
Two thirds (66%) of companies reported that their most successful innovations in the last two years have been derived from improved customer experiences and related new business models versus new products alone.
"Sometimes opportunities come to us from multinational customers with teams of innovation experts, while other times it comes from two people and the craft beer they started making in their garage."...More