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Arnold AllemangArnold A. Allemang, a native of the Crockett area, earned his bachelor's degree in chemistry from SHSU in 1965. He joined Dow that same year and has held various technical and managerial positions in Freeport, The Netherlands, Switzerland, and currently in Midland, Michigan. He is responsible for manufacturing and engineering, purchasing, and supply chain activities for Dow, globally.

He serves on Dow's Environment, Health, Safety and Public Policy Committee and the Audit Committee, and he is a member of the company's Operating Board, the CEO Council on Diversity, and the Ethics and Compliance Committee.

He is a member of the board of directors for Liana Limited and Dorinco Reinsurance Company, and serves on the Members Committee of Dupont Dow Elastomers LLC. He is an advisory board member of the Center for Chemical Process Safety of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers and of Kansas State University's Department of Engineering. He is a member of the American Chemical Society, the Corporate Executive Board's Operations Management Roundtable, National Academy of Engineering's Action Forum on Diversity, and the National Association of Manufacturers' Manufacturing Skill Standards Council Steering Committee.

In 1997, Allemang was knighted by the Queen of The Netherlands in recognition of his significant contributions to the region where Dow's facility in Terneuzen, The Netherlands is located and for bringing distinction to Dow.

He is an active leader in his community, serving as president-elect of the Lake Huron Area Council-Boy Scouts of America, a member of the United Methodist Church, and committee member for St. Brigid's Cardinal Hickey Endowment Fund.

He is the highest-ranking SHSU alumnus at Dow and was instrumental in establishing the Dow Technology Demonstration Center in the College of Business Administration and the Levi Leathers Career Planning Library at Sam Houston State University. He has also supported and approved funding for the SHSU Department of Accounting Grant and Scholarship Fund for the past 15 years, and he has hosted SHSU summer intern students as they interned at Dow in Midland.

He and his wife, Terrie, have two children, Kelsey and Christian.

As profiled on Today@Sam on September 6, 2000


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