Bob Gowell is currently the Global Technology Manager for Tyvek®, Safety & Construction and he directly leads the Medical & Pharmaceutical Protection and Graphics & Protective Packaging Teams.
Bob joined Dow in 1983 in Dow Brands Technical Service & Development group based in Midland Michigan where he worked in new product development in Saran and Specialty Products. In 1986 he transferred into the commercial organization with in the Specialty Films and Foams Business and came back to the Research organization in 1996 to be a group leader in the development and launch of INDEX Interpolymers.
In 2001 he was named a Senior R&D Leader in the Wire & Cable Business in Somerset New Jersey supporting various new product launches. In 2005 he was named R&D Director for Dow Elastomers and in 2008 the Technical Services Director for Dow’s Elastomers & Specialty Packaging business. In 2010 Bob, became the TS&D Director for the Packaging & Converting Business and in 2011 was named the R&D Director for Adhesives & Functional Materials and Saran. In April of 2014 Bob was named Global R&D Director for Dow’s Elastomers, Electrical and Telecommunications business where he was responsible for the global innovation portfolio and business alignment of the technical organization to the business strategy.
Bob holds a bachelor’s degree in packaging from Michigan State University in Lansing, MI. He has also completed an executive education program at Wharton School of Business.