Lynnette Borrousch
Business Operations EHS Director
The Dow Chemical Company


“Manufacturing is a wonderful intersection of technology, innovation and people. A manufacturing team has a common mission with teams and individuals committed to meeting the continuous challenges needed to remain competitive, relevant and efficient to exceed customer needs. I enjoy developing team members and witnessing their growth and successes.”

As Global EHS Director for Dow’s Consumer, Infrastructure and Industrial Solutions business groups, Lynette is responsible for more than 130 plants globally and 8,000 employees. Throughout her career, she has successfully served in a breadth of technical, engineering, manufacturing, operations, R&D and plant management roles. As a certified Green Belt Project Leader, Lynette’s work on an IRPS dust reduction project earned her a Technology Center Award.

Today, Lynnette leads and manages a diverse organization of EHS and production leaders. Her unique set of technical, operational and leadership skills enable Lynette to effectively lead any organization to higher performance levels. In addition to creating programs to drive improvements in environmental protections and safety, Lynette has driven a 50 percent global reduction in EHS events.

As an engaged leader, Lynnette is attuned to the unique cultures and diversities that exist within each plant. Through her versatile leadership, Lynette demonstrates her exceptional interpersonal skills naturally. She often steps up to lead teams outside of her area of responsibility, including her involvement with the strategic cost team. Through her work with the 2025 Sustainability team, Lynette has become recognized for her progressive and organized approach to making Dow’s vision a reality. Lynette has mentored many Dow employees, served as a Lead to Exceed coach for new People Leaders and coaches others at annual trainings. As the North American Leader for the Women’s Innovation Network (WIN), Lynette serves as a role model and mentor to future female leaders.

Known for her altruistic spirit, Lynette truly enjoys helping others. Realizing the importance of actively serving her community, Lynette is involved in a number of charitable initiatives. One which is particularly close to her heart is “Live Like Reed,” a memorial fund for a Midland, Michigan college student who lost his life in a plane crash. Additionally, she volunteers at her church, with her children’s sports teams and in education. The impact of her volunteerism spans beyond those she helps, as Lynette’s children also aspire to serve others.

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