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Dow Leaders Honored for STEM Excellence with 2014 HENAAC Awards

Mauro Gregorio and Rui Vogt Alves Da Cruz recognized as outstanding role models in the field of science, technology, engineering and mathematics

Houston, TX – WEBWIRE

Honoring the best and brightest science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) minds in America, business president of Dow Feedstocks & Energy, Mauro Gregorio, and R&D director of Dow Oil & Gas exploration and production, Rui Vogt Alves Da Cruz, have both been awarded 2014 Hispanic Engineer National Achievement Awards Conference (HENAAC) Awards. Gregorio was recognized with a prestigious Executive Excellence award, while Cruz received an outstanding Professional Achievement award. The winners are rigorously peer-reviewed and selected by a committee of representatives from industry, government, military and academic institutions by Great Minds in STEM™.

“This leadership and deep commitment to innovation, science, and research and development allows our business to be successful,” remarks Pedro Suarez, president, Dow Latin America. “Diversity is a key attribute to our corporate culture, and we are proud of the recognition and inspiration this award brings to our business, and to the Hispanic community as a whole.”   

As a recipient of the 2014 HENAAC Award for Executive Excellence, Gregorio has a lengthy track record of leadership, creativity and insightful management within Dow. As the business president of Dow Feedstocks and Energy, Gregorio manages a diverse set of business units that include feedstocks, infrastructure, hydrocarbons risk management and energy, and sets strategy to optimize value and minimize risk for these commodities to ensure maximum profitability and enable competitive advantage across the businesses.

Acknowledged for Professional Achievement with his 2014 HENAAC Award designation, Cruz’s dedication and reputation for fostering innovation has a strong impact on the business. As the R&D director of exploration and production at Dow Oil & Gas, Cruz leads the development of new products and technologies for the oil and gas industry, and actively supports STEM engagement activities and teaching programs in Freeport, Texas and Latin America.

For twenty-four years, Great Minds in STEM has recognized the achievements of America’s top engineers and scientists within the Hispanic community during the HENAAC Conference. These STEM leaders, innovators and champions represent the best and brightest minds the nation has to offer. They are symbols of Hispanic contributions at the highest levels of academia, government, military and corporate America. 

About Dow

Dow (NYSE: DOW) combines the power of science and technology to passionately innovate what is essential to human progress. The Company is driving innovations that extract value from the intersection of chemical, physical and biological sciences to help address many of the world’s most challenging problems such as the need for clean water, clean energy generation and conservation, and increasing agricultural productivity. Dow’s integrated, market-driven, industry-leading portfolio of specialty chemical, advanced materials, agrosciences and plastics businesses delivers a broad range of technology-based products and solutions to customers in approximately 180 countries and in high growth sectors such as packaging, electronics, water, coatings and agriculture. In 2013, Dow had annual sales of more than $57 billion and employed approximately 53,000 people worldwide. The Company’s more than 6,000 products are manufactured at 201 sites in 36 countries across the globe. References to “Dow” or the “Company” mean The Dow Chemical Company and its consolidated subsidiaries unless otherwise expressly noted. More information about Dow can be found at


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