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Joseph P. Dowd

Joseph P. Dowd

Vice President, Zero Harm

Joe Dowd is Vice President of Zero Harm, formerly known as Global Safety, Health, and Environmental.  Joe also has responsibility for legacy Site Remediation, Information Technology (IT), our Project Management Office, and increased capabilities in Data Analytics.

Earlier in his career at Koppers, Joe held the role of Vice President, North American Carbon Materials and Chemicals.  Prior to joining the company, he served as Vice President and General Manager, North American Recycling for Exide Technologies, Inc. and Global President and Chief Operating Officer with Silberline Manufacturing. He was also employed with BASF Corporation for sixteen years in various positions of increasing responsibility.     

Joe earned a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering from the University of Virginia and his master’s degree in business administration from the University of Pittsburgh’s Joseph M. Katz School of Business.  He currently serves as Board Chairman for the JDRF Western Pennsylvania Chapter.