Douglas Parks is the Chief Executive Officer of DowAksa, a role he assumed in November 2015. Prior to that he served as Executive Vice President. Mr. Parks joined DowAksa from Dow Chemical, where he had worked since 2010 as the Global Business Director for Lightweight Materials and Government Markets, with responsibility for developing Dow’s global strategy in lightweight materials, and a specific focus on industrial applications including wind, transportation and defense. Mr. Parks has more than 25 years of experience in various business leadership, market development and government development roles. In his role as Senior Vice President, Business Development and Attraction for the State of Michigan, Mr. Parks led the State’s economic growth efforts in that sector, with a specific focus on advanced energy storage, wind, solar, bio-energy and the carbon fiber exploratory program. Prior to that role, Mr. Parks led the team responsible for developing Michigan’s strategy around new market diversification. He graduated from Lake Superior State University and is a retired U.S. Army Intelligence Officer.