Dow Corning Names Two New Leaders For the Construction Industry

Dow Corning has announced the appointment of two new leaders for its construction business unit.

Jean-Paul Hautekeer has been named European construction industry director. Based out of the Dow Corning European headquarters in Seneffe, Belgium, Hautekeer will lead all technical and commercial activities for the construction business unit across Europe.

Joaquin (Joe) Tam has been appointed the business unit's global fenestration marketing manager. In this role, Tam will assume leadership for the fenestration marketing efforts around the globe. Fenestration deals with the design of windows and doors in buildings.

"Jean-Paul will be a great asset in this role as he works to meet expanding industry demands across Europe," said Ron Fillmore, global executive director for Dow Corning's construction business unit. "His more than 15 years of experience in technical and commercial roles provides considerable depth and breadth of understanding of customers' needs."

Hautekeer has been with Dow Corning since 1990. In his most recent marketing role, he led Dow Corning's insulating glass and fenestration markets.

Tam comes to the construction industry after three years as the Asia area manager for Dow Corning's Xiameter brand.
"With the growing influence of China in the fenestration market, Joe's in-depth knowledge of Asia, along with his leadership skills, will make him a terrific asset for the segment," Fillmore said.

Based in Shanghai, Tam has extensive business development experience in China and across Asia Pacific. While working for Xiameter, he took on the challenge of building market awareness across multiple industry sectors in Asia-Pacific.

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