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Joseph P. Dowd

Joseph P. Dowd

Global Vice President, Safety, Health, Environmental and Process Excellence

Joseph P. Dowd is Global Vice President, Safety, Health, Environmental and Process Excellence, elected to the post in January 2016.  From July 2012 to December 2015, Mr. Dowd held the role of Vice President, North American Carbon Materials and Chemicals.

Prior to joining Koppers, Mr. Dowd served as Vice President and General Manager, North American Recycling for Exide Technologies, Inc and Global President and Chief Operating Officer with Silberline Manufacturing. He was also employed with BASF Corporation for sixteen years in various positions of increasing responsibility.     

Mr. Dowd earned a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering from the University of Virginia and his master’s degree in business administration from the University of Pittsburgh’s Joseph M. Katz School of Business.

He currently serves as Board Chairman for the JDRF Western Pennsylvania Chapter.

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