Kristi Galus serves as North America Sustainability Manager for Dow’s Packaging and Specialty Plastics business. In this role, Galus collaborates with the entire value chain to promote the sustainability value of plastic packaging and enable material recovery solutions in support of a circular economy.
In her 12 years with Dow, Galus has worked in various capacities across Business Operations – specifically focused on International Trade, Sustainability, and Business Supply Chain Planning. She has long held an interest in sustainability and in 2009, as the first pilot project of Dow’s Sustainability Corp, Galus designed a business model and operational strategy to globally scale water filters made from Dow resin. Prior to accepting her current role, Galus worked as an Improvement Engineer in Stade, Germany where she evaluated the sites’ by-product recovery and re-use initiatives to increase business value and optimize the site energy balances.
Additionally, Galus represents Dow with several industry groups including the Canadian Plastics Industry Association (CPIA), The American Chemistry Council (ACC), and MSU Center for Packaging Innovation and Sustainability (CPIS) teams.
Galus received her bachelor’s degree in computer information systems and management with distinction from Saginaw Valley State University. She also earned a Master of Business Administration with a focus in international business from Saginaw Valley State University. Galus is also certified as a Six Sigma Green Belt.