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“Anyone who has never made a mistake has never tried anything new”.

― Albert Einstein

About John Thibodeaux

John Thibodeaux is the Global Improvement Leader for the instrument discipline at Dow, Inc. He has a BS Electrical Engineering degree from Louisiana State University and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Houston. He is a Six Sigma Black Belt and a member of the International Society of Automation (ISA). He resides in Pearland, TX with his wife, Lavaille.

John joined Dow 32 years ago where he spent the first half of his career in design engineering, process automation and the bulk of that time in maintenance where he served as plant I&E reliability engineer and worked on several capital project commission & startups. The second half of John’s career found him serving as Maintenance Leader for Instrument & Electrical Technical Services in Texas as well as leading a global instrument technology team within Dow. From there, John took on regional and global leadership roles within the instrumentation function. John’s passion has always been learning something new every day, helping those around him to get better, and making a difference.