John Klier Named Dow Distinguished Fellow

John Klier
John Klier (MS ‘86, PhD ’89) has been named distinguished fellow, the most senior scientific position in Dow.

John Klier (MS ‘86, PhD ’89) has been named distinguished fellow, the most senior scientific position at Dow. In his new role, Klier will be accountable for driving technical innovation across Dow by providing strategic influence on the direction of global R&D programs. He will also serve as a scientific mentor within the function, helping to set standards for individual performance and scientific work. Klier will exert broad-based global influence on strategic technical direction for global R&D programs, in the areas of Coatings, Construction and acrylic chain both internally and externally. He will have a strong influence on the personal development of scientists, and strengthen the development of the science and technology career ladder. He will continue to be a member of the Advanced Materials R&D leadership team.


Klier joined Dow R&D in 1989. He was promoted to senior scientist (now known as research fellow) in 2003 and served in Wire & Cable until 2004. Following an assignment in the Ventures group, he assumed responsibilities for the New Products Laboratory in Core R&D in 2006. He was appointed Global R&D director for Dow Coating Materials in 2009. Klier has 74 patents and publications.