Robert E. Monica
Monica attended Michigan Tech after serving in the United
States Army during World War II, and in 1950 he graduated
with a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering.
He continued his education at Princeton University, earning
a Master of Science degree in Plastics Engineering in 1952.
That same year Bob began his successful career with The Dow
Chemical Company as a Plastics Technical Service Engineer.
He held several management positions as well as product director
for the Corporate Product Department. In 1968 he was elected
to the Board of Directors of Asahi Dow, Ltd., of Tokyo. In
1981 he became President and CEO of Cordis Dow Corporation,
a joint venture of Dow Chemical and Cordis Dow to manufacture
hollow fiber dialysers and machinery for dialysis. In 1984
he was selected as the President and CEO of CD Medical, Inc.,
a subsidiary of Dow Chemical resulting from the purchase of
Cordis Dow. He was promoted in 1988 to Vice President of Strategic
Planning, Chemicals Performance Products of the Dow Chemical
Company and retired in 1989. Bob is a member of the American
Society of Mechanical Engineers, MTU's Presidents Club and
Second Century Society, and established the Robert E. and
Dorothy G. Monica Scholarship at MTU.