Susan Lewis is senior vice president, Enterprise Operations for Corteva, Agriscience™, Agriculture Division of DowDuPont™. In this role, she is responsible for Global Engineering & Operations Technology; Global Quality; Environment, Health, Safety and Security (EH&S&S); Global Procurement; and Facility Services & Real Estate (FS&RE). Susan is a member of the Executive Leadership Team for Corteva.
Prior to her current role, Susan was Vice President, Dow AgroSciences Global Operations. She served as a member of The Dow Chemical Company Operations Leadership Team and the Dow AgroSciences Corporate Management Committee. Susan was responsible for all aspects of Manufacturing, Engineering, Supply Chain, Facilities and Environment, Health and Safety (EH&S) at Dow AgroSciences.
Susan joined The Dow Chemical Company in the agriculture business in 1987 and held various operations and business services roles over her career. In addition to several Dow AgroSciences technologies, she has worked in emulsion polymers, cellulosics, monomers, polyglycols and surfactants and Monomers & Acrylics. In 2008, she was named Dow AgroSciences Business Manufacturing Leader (BML) for the Range and Pasture herbicides and Commodity Insecticides business lines. Following the BML role, Susan was named Dow AgroSciences Global Technology Center Director. In May 2010, she was named Corporate Director of EH&S Operations for The Dow Chemical Company. In late 2012, she assumed responsibilities as Operations Director for Houston Operations, which included the Deer Park, Lone Star, La Porte and Bayport sites.
Susan was a founding member of the Campbell Institute of the National Safety Council and is a member of the Society of Women Engineers. She has served on the industry board for Michigan Technological University (MTU) and was inducted into the Presidential Council of Alumnae for MTU. Susan was named into the Distinguished Academy of Chemical Engineers and in 2013 received the Science, Technology, Engineering and Production (STEP) Ahead Award from the Manufacturing Institute. In 2014, she received the prestigious Next Generation Leadership and Manufacturing Leader of the Year awards from the Manufacturing Leadership Council. She served on the Board of Directors of Michigan 2-1-1 Health and Human Services Information and Referral and the National Action Council for Minorities in Engineering (NACME). Currently she is the Chairperson of the Operations Committee of Crop Life International. Susan earned a bachelor's degree in chemical engineering from Michigan Tech University and is a certified Six Sigma Black Belt.