Dow Retains Hanold Associates for Head of Total Rewards Search


CHICAGO (Dec. 8, 2020) ― Dow, one of the largest chemical producers in the world, has retained Hanold Associates in its search for a Head of Total Rewards. Kile Hanold and Mayank Parikh are leading the search for this Michigan-based role.

The Head of Total Rewards will report to the Chief Human Resources Officer and Chief Inclusion Officer, Karen S. Carter. The leader in this role will build, develop, inspire and manage the team that designs and administers global compensation and benefits programs, policies, practices, procedures and legislative compliance. This person will collaborate internally across global business units, functions and geographies, in addition to maintaining an external focus on best practices and the global competitive environment. Helping drive Dow’s competitive advantage, this leader will ensure compensation and benefits are aligned with company strategy and business goals, as well as enhance Dow’s ability to hire, retain, and motivate diverse talent at all levels and across all geographies.

This role has overall responsibility for billions of dollars of spend annually for Dow’s 36,500 employees globally, and will interface with the board, CEO and C-suite regularly.

Dow is a global materials science company that sells countless products under more than 200 brand names. These products are primarily sold to other manufacturers in a wide range of markets, including agriculture, construction, transportation, electronics, oil and gas, pulp and paper, and food and beverage. The business has roots dating back to 1897, when H.H. Dow pioneered new processes for chemical development and founded the company. In the more than 120 years since, Dow has become a global force through continuous R&D, commercialization and international expansion.

Headquartered in Midland, Michigan, where the company was founded, Dow now operates 109 manufacturing sites across 31 countries. The company employs 36,500 full time employees globally and combined for $43 billion of sales in 2019. Dow is publicly traded on the NYSE as DOW, where it currently has a market cap of more than $36 billion.

About Hanold Associates

Hanold Associates HR & Diversity Executive Search is a retained boutique executive search firm focused on HR and Diversity & Inclusion Officers and Board Directors. Our client list is diverse across industries, geographies and business scenarios, and culture is at the core of everything we do. Our clients include the National Football League, Zoom, Domino’s Pizza, Under Armour, Patagonia, Gucci, The New York Times, Tom Brady’s TB12, Kohler, REI, Live Nation Entertainment, Dick’s Sporting Goods, McDonald’s, Major League Baseball, Kellogg, Apollo, Big Ten Conference, Blackstone, TPG, L Catterton, Northwestern University, Federal Reserve Bank of New York, Electronic Arts, Fiat-Chrysler, SC Johnson, eBay, Moderna, Hillrom, Great Place To Work, Fossil, Vail Resorts, AbbVie, Carnival Corp., Biogen, Allstate, Bridgestone, Wikimedia, ClubCorp, Nike, Abercrombie & Fitch, Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights and Ford Motor Company, among others.