Butch Clas

Butch Clas

Human Resources Director, Southeast Asia, Australia, New Zealand, and India

Dow Chemical Pacific (Singapore)

Butch Clas is the Human Resources Director for SE Asia, Australia, New Zealand and India based in Singapore with Dow Chemical. Butch has 28 years with Dow covering all aspects of Human Resources from Information Systems, Compensation and Benefits, Staffing, Mergers and Acquisitions, Talent Management, and Business Partner.


Some of the highlights include:


  • Significant Dow acquisitions include Union Carbide, Omex (China), and Rohm and Haas as well as divestitures such as Styron and Joint Ventures such as MEGlobal and Equipolymers
  • Drove some globalization projects such as a global pay planning tool, external market survey for compensation data.
  • Helped to build up Dow’s China R&D presence in 2006-2007. Also involved in significant growth in Dow’s operations in India and Thailand.

He has extensive experience in Europe (21 years) and Asia-Pacific (7 years) including workforce trends and labor legislation.