Susan Lewis is Senior Vice President, Enterprise Operations for Corteva Agriscience™. She leads several global departments including engineering and operations technology, quality, environment, health, safety and security, procurement, and facility services and real estate. She is also a member of the Corteva Executive Leadership Team.
Previously, Susan was Vice President for Dow AgroSciences Global Operations. She served on the Dow AgroSciences Corporate Management Committee and Dow Chemical Company Operations Leadership Team. At Dow AgroSciences, Susan was responsible for all aspects of manufacturing, engineering, supply chain; environment, health and safety (EH&S), and facilities.
Susan began her career at The Dow Chemical Company in the agriculture business, holding various operations and business services roles through the years. In 2008, she was named Dow AgroSciences Business Manufacturing Leader for Range and Pasture Herbicides and Commodity Insecticides, and subsequently became Dow AgroSciences Global Technology Center Director. In 2010, she was named Corporate Director of EH&S Operations for The Dow Chemical Company. In 2012, she assumed Operations Director responsibilities for Houston Operations, which included the Deer Park, Lone Star, La Porte and Bayport sites. In addition to several Dow AgroSciences technologies, she has worked in emulsion polymers, cellulosics, polyglycols, surfactants, monomers and acrylics.
Susan was named to the American Chemistry Council (ACC) board in 2019 and is chairperson of the Crop Life International Operations Committee. She is a founding member of the National Safety Council Campbell Institute, and a Society of Women Engineers member. She has served on the Michigan Technological University (MTU) industry board and was inducted into the MTU Presidential Council of Alumnae. She was inducted into the MTU Distinguished Academy of Chemical Engineers, and in 2013 received the Manufacturing Institute Science, Technology, Engineering and Production (STEP) Ahead Award. In 2014, she received the prestigious Next Generation Leadership Award and the Manufacturing Leader of the Year Award from the Manufacturing Leadership Council. She has served on the boards of Michigan 2-1-1 Health and Human Services Information and Referral, and National Action Council for Minorities in Engineering (NACME).
Susan earned a bachelor's degree in chemical engineering from Michigan Tech University and is a certified Six Sigma Black Belt.