Dow AgroSciences CEO set to retire, successor selected

March 21, 2014 -  By
Antonio Galindez

Headshot: Antonio Galindez

After more than 30 years with Dow AgroSciences (DAS), a subsidiary of The Dow Chemical Co., President and CEO Antonio Galindez is set to retire from the company, effective May 1. Tim Hassinger, global commercial leader for DAS and global leader of the company’s crop protection global business unit, has been named as Galindez’ successor.



Since joining Dow in 1983 as a field sales representative for agricultural products in Spain, Galindez has held a range of leadership roles for Dow and DAS. Throughout his tenure, he was stationed in Europe, Latin America and Asia Pacific. In 2006, he was named DAS VP of the crop protection and seeds business. He has been serving as president and CEO since 2009.

 “Over the last decade, DAS has become one of the fastest growing companies in the agricultural industry and has developed one of the richest innovation pipelines, with leading solutions in both crop protection and seeds, thanks in large part to Antonio’s leadership,” said Andrew Liveris, Dow chairman and CEO. “We thank him for his many years of service and have great confidence that Tim will build on to and accelerate business momentum going forward.”

Tim Hassinger

Headshot: Tim Hassinger

Hassinger joined Dow in 1984, working in numerous sales, marketing and supply chain roles before being named global business leader in the insecticides global business unit in 2001. After serving as the regional commercial unit leader for Greater China, Hassinger returned to Indianapolis and became global leader for Europe, Latin America and Pacific. He assumed his current responsibilities in 2009 and added global commercial leadership responsibilities last year.

As president and CEO, Hassinger will oversee the global DAS business and report to Bill Weideman, Dow executive VP and CFO.

“Tim has proven leadership skills from his years of experience and expertise at DAS and within the broader global agriculture industry,” Weideman said. “He is positioned well to take the helm.”

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