Bridget Sparrow new Site Director Dow Terneuzen

Bridget Sparrow is the new Site Director for Dow Terneuzen as of March 1. Sparrow succeeds Neldes Hovestad who, after more than 3 years as Site Director in Terneuzen, continues his Dow career in Stade, Germany.

Sparrows’ career

Sparrow started her career with Dow Corning at Barry, United Kingdom, before moving to the United States as production leader at the Midland, Michigan manufacturing facility. After fulfilling roles as a human resources manager, engineering manager and operations manager in the United Kingdom, Sparrow started working for the Zhangjiagang site (China) in 2007 as a human resources business partner.

Since 2010, Sparrow has worked as a business manufacturing technology leader for Dow Corning. She also led the integration of Manufacturing & Engineering and Public Affairs from Dow Corning to Dow. From August 2018, Sparrow has been responsible for the Dow production site in Stade (Germany).


Sparrow earned a B.Sc. (Chemical Engineering) from the Cork Institute of Technology in Ireland. She holds an executive master’s degree from INSEAD business school in Fontainebleau, France, and has attended an executive program at Stanford University of Stanford, California, USA.