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chemical company executive

Kenneth Van Der Wende, American Chemical company executive. Officer Midland (Michigan) Reformed Church; board directors Midland Christian School; Member American Marketing Association (executive), Chemical Manufacturers Association (executive), Ethylene Oxide Executive Industry Counsel, Midland Country Club.

Background

Wende, Kenneth Van Der was born on January 2, 1955 in Paterson, New Jersey, United States. Son of Tunis and Nellie (Yolman) Van Der Wende.

Education

Bachelor, Bachelor of Science in Economics, Calvin College, 1977.

Career

Inside sales representative, Dow Chemical Company. New York City, 1977; sales representative, Dow Chemical Company. New York City, 1978-1981; product marketing manager United States area chemical intermediate, Dow Chemical Company, Midland, Michigan, 1981-1982; senior market research analyst, Dow Chemical Company, Midland, Michigan, 1982-1983; management market research coatings and resins, Dow Chemical Company, Midland, Michigan, 1983-1985; group manager industrial spltys. and services product department, Dow Chemical Company, Midland, Michigan, 1985-1987; group manager chemicals and performance products business research, Dow Chemical Company, Midland, Michigan, 1988-1991; business manager chemical feedstocks chemicals and metals, Dow Chemical Company, Midland, Michigan, since 1989; corporation manager investor relations, Dow Chemical Company, Midland, Michigan, since 1992.

Officer Midland Reformed Church. Board directors Midland Christian School. Cons.Jr. Achievement, Michigan Leadership Council.

Membership

Officer Midland (Michigan) Reformed Church. Board directors Midland Christian School. Member American Marketing Association (executive), Chemical Manufacturers Association (executive), Ethylene Oxide Executive Industry Counsel, Midland Country Club.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Avocations: snow skiing, golf, reading.

Connections

Married Marijane Werkema, August 14, 1976. Children: Kimberly Suzanne, Matthew David.

father:
Tunis Wende

mother:
Nellie (Yolman) Van Der Wende

spouse:
Marijane Werkema

child:
Matthew David Wende

child:
Kimberly Suzanne Wende