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Robert L. Wood was appointed to the United States Olympic & Paralympic Committee board of directors in July 2017.

served as chairman, president and CEO of Chemtura Corporation from 2004-09 following a 27-year career at The Dow Chemical Company, where he progressed from the role of sales trainee up to business group president. In his time at Dow, Wood held positions in nearly every business department and worked directly with the CEO to manage a $5 billion portfolio of global businesses.

Wood currently serves on the board of directors for Praxair Corporation, MRC Global and Univar. He previously served as chair of the American Plastics Council and the American Chemistry Council.

Wood has maintained an interest in sports throughout his career, having previously served as vice chair of the Indiana Sports Corporation, as a member of the board of directors of USA Gymnastics, as chair of the National Gymnastics Foundation board of directors, and on the NCAA Leadership Advisory Board.

Wood earned his bachelor’s degree from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, Michigan.