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2012.02.15
Hemlock Semiconductor CEO and Chairman of the Board Doornbos Retires


Hemlock, Mich., USA: Richard S. Doornbos (Rick), chief executive officer of Hemlock Semiconductor Group, announced his retirement effective February 29, 2012.

Rick DoornbosDoornbos, who was named CEO in 2006, spearheaded more than $4.5 billion of investment at Hemlock Semiconductor resulting in expansion of the existing Hemlock, Michigan site, and selection and construction of a second production site in Clarksville, Tennessee – enabling a fourfold increase in revenue over the last five years. He also provided leadership for expanding Hemlock Semiconductor’s global customer portfolio in both the semiconductor and solar segments, advancement of key polysilicon manufacturing technologies and productivity improvements, and the implementation of organizational and infrastructure upgrades to support future growth opportunities.

“Rick’s leadership during a period of unprecedented growth has driven Hemlock Semiconductor into a new era,” said Bob Hansen, president and CEO of Dow Corning. “We will miss the passion, expertise and experience Rick provided in his 33 years with Dow Corning and Hemlock Semiconductor and we wish him the best in his retirement.”

Doornbos joined Dow Corning in 1979 as a chemical engineer and prior to his current role as CEO of Hemlock Semiconductor Group held a variety of leadership positions within process engineering, supply chain, economic evaluation, corporate finance, product line and regional management. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in chemical engineering from the University of Michigan.

About Hemlock Semiconductor Group
Hemlock Semiconductor Group (hscpoly.com) consists of several joint venture companies owned by Dow Corning Corporation, Shin-Etsu Handotai and Mitsubishi Materials Corporation. Hemlock Semiconductor is a leading provider of polycrystalline silicon and other silicon-based products used in the manufacturing of semiconductor devices and solar cells and modules. Hemlock Semiconductor began its operations in 1961.

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About Dow Corning
Dow Corning (dowcorning.com) provides performance-enhancing solutions to serve the diverse needs of more than 25,000 customers worldwide. A global leader in silicones, silicon-based technology and innovation, Dow Corning offers more than 7,000 products and services via the company’s Dow Corning® and XIAMETER® brands. Dow Corning is equally owned by The Dow Chemical Company and Corning, Incorporated. More than half of Dow Corning’s annual sales are outside the United States. Dow Corning’s global operations adhere to the American Chemistry Council’s Responsible Care® initiative, a stringent set of standards designed to advance the safe and secure management of chemical products and processes.

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