Dow Coating Materials has appointed Michael Lewis as West Coast sales manager. In his new role, Lewis is responsible for advancing all aspects of Dow Coating Materials’ sales operations across the western region of North America.

“Michael’s inherent understanding of the coatings industry and the business of our customers positions him as an invaluable addition to our Dow Coating Materials’ team of experts,” said Joan Schuller, general manager of Dow Coating Materials, North America. “We look to Michael’s expertise to develop greater solution-based relationships with our customers as he helps to advance overall performance throughout the western region.”

“The opportunity to join Dow Coating Materials at a time when the global coatings industry is moving toward a significant solution-based shift in formulating strategy is extremely exciting,” Lewis said. “I look forward to working closely with our customers to develop and deliver valuable expert alliances, integrated product and performance solutions, and improved manufacturing and formulating efficiencies to serve their needs and the needs of their downstream customers.”

Lewis has more than 20 years of experience in specialty chemical sales and commercial roles. He joined the Dow Chemical Company in 1990, most recently serving as North American commercial manager for ANGUS Chemical. Prior to that, he held progressive positions within Dow-owned businesses, including ANGUS Chemical and Dow Biocides; Dow Performance Chemicals; and Dow Plastic Lined Piping Products. Lewis holds Bachelor of Science degree from University of Massachusetts.