December 1, 2018

Household and Commercial Products Association appoints John Dowd to their board of directors

Diversified CPC International (DCPC) Vice President of Marketing John Dowd has been appointed to the Household and Commercial Products Association (HCPA) Board of Directors. Dowd was appointed to succeed DCPC President and CEO Bill Auriemma, whose appointment expired after serving two one-year terms as Chairman. Mr. Dowd was one of six new members appointed to the thirty-two-member Board. HCPA is the premier trade association representing companies that manufacture and sell $180 billion annually of products used for cleaning, protecting, maintaining, and disinfecting homes and commercial environments.

As DCPC Vice President of Marketing, Mr. Dowd works with the company’s leadership team to accelerate growth programs and facilitate expansion into complementary markets. He joined DCPC in 2016 after spending 35-years with the DuPont Company. While at DuPont, Mr. Dowd held several key management roles that spanned business leadership, marketing, brand protection, operations, logistics, and R&D. As Global Marketing and Sales Director, he was responsible for the exceptional growth of several DuPont businesses. He also played a vital role as a program leader on the company’s corporate alliance and innovation team. Mr. Dowd holds a bachelor’s degree in Biochemistry from the University of Scranton in Pennsylvania.

“The leadership and strategic vision of our Board of Directors provides the backbone of the association,” said HCPA President and CEO Steve Caldeira. “John has been passionately engaged with HCPA for years at multiple levels, doing important work on various task forces and committees. His appointment to the Board sends a clear signal that DCPC will continue its strategic engagement and broad financial support of HCPA.”

“John brings vision, a commitment to excellence, and an infectious, glass-half-full attitude to problem-solving,” Caldeira continued. "I look forward to working closely with John in his new role, along with all of the recently appointed Board members, as we continue to navigate a very polarized and demanding political environment.”

“I’m delighted to serve in this new capacity as a member of the Household and Commercial Products Association Board of Directors,” Dowd said. “With the diverse backgrounds and depth of experience my fellow members bring, the HCPA remains well-positioned to help promote the industry and its value to society, educate consumers, and impact the debate around policies that affect association members.”

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