Dow Corning, a specialist in silicon-based solar products based in the US, has named Eric Peeters as vice president of its electronic solutions business taking over from James Helwick, who has led Dow Corning’s electronics business since 2010. His appointment became effective on September 1.
Peeters joined Dow Corning in 1992 and most recently served as vice president of the company’s solar solutions and wind energy solutions businesses. During his time at the company, he has held various science and business leadership roles in the US as well as in Europe.
“Dow Corning continues to grow and invest in its portfolio of silicon-based solutions that enable technologies such as LED lighting, power electronics, and semiconducting devices,” said Robert D. Hansen, Dow Corning’s president and CEO. “Our customers will benefit from Eric’s exceptional ability to understand their needs while driving new technology to market.”
Replacing Peeters in his previous role is Dan Futter who has been hired as the vice president of Dow’s solar solutions and wind energy solutions businesses. Futter’s appointment also became effective on September 1.
Futter first joined Dow in 1994 and most recently serves as business vice president of Dow Corning’s business and technology incubator (B&TI). He is also a board member for the specialty chemicals business at Dow.
“Dow Corning collaborates with leading solar and wind energy companies and researchers worldwide to innovate silicon-based solutions that increase the efficiency, reliability, performance and cost-competitiveness of renewable energy,” said Hansen. “Dan’s business acumen and diverse experience managing game-changing innovation will enable Dow Corning to continue to develop practical, cost-effective clean energy materials for our customers.”
Futter added, “I feel privileged to take over this role at Dow Corning, where strong, decisive leadership is key to success in the fast-evolving clean energy industries. I’m eager to apply my passion for innovation and for resolving world challenges such as climate change, to continue to drive our thought leadership and solution development for the renewable energy markets.”