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Leland I. Doan

Dow Chemical Corporation

1947 - 1962

Chemicals & Industrial

1940 b. 1894
Born-Died1894 - 1974
BirthplaceNebraska (NE)
Era - 1940

Doan was responsible for Dow Chemical’s greatest diversification and expansion. Doan began by delegating increased authority to department heads and building a larger sales force trained to become market and production analysts. Upon entering his presidency, Doan announced a $25 million agenda for expansion and directed his efforts toward plastics. In 1951, Doan announced a $100 million program for new plant facilities, solidifying Dow’s expansion.