Dan Riggle, vice president, general manager and AGR global business
director at Essex, is retiring today after 28 years in the business.
Riggle began his career with PTI and has remained with the industry
through PTI's marketing agreement with Essex, which was acquired
by Dow in 1992. Now, as the industry continues to evolve, Riggle
feels it's time to move on.
"It's time to turn the reigns over to the younger group,"
he said in a telephone interview from his office today. "Dow
is undergoing a re-organization right now and it's time for me
to pass the baton. I'm ready for it."
said so far the transition has been smooth.
"That's why I stayed, to make sure the transition is complete
and effective," he said.
No one replacement has been named for Riggle. Under Dow's reorganization
it is shifting toward matrix management; each segment of Riggle's
job will be divided up and handled separately.
Retiring, however, doesn't mean Riggle will have nothing to do.
He already has some ideas of how he will spend his free time,
including staying involved with board memberships, volunteer work
and possibly some consulting. He also plans to take advantage
of being retired and do some traveling, fly-fishing "and
playing with my dog" he said.
"I've enjoyed my 28 years in the industry," he said.
"I've seen a lot in those 28 years and the next 28 years
will bring more changes."