Algate named Site Director for DowDuPont Sabine River Works

Published 12:11 pm Tuesday, July 10, 2018

To the Leader


ORANGE – DowDuPont has named Jean Algate, a heritage Dow Chemical employee, as the new Site Director for the company’s Sabine River Works manufacturing complex, effective June 1, 2018.

Prior to joining the team at the Sabine Site, Jean served as the Dow Ethylene Envelope Environmental, Health, & Safety (EHS) Director. In addition to ensuring continued safe operations of the site, she will be charged with completing the merger integration of Dow and Dupont for the Sabine River site and its production facilities.   Jean’s past experiences and success in her most recent role make her uniquely qualified to take on this key assignment.

“It is a great time to join the Sabine team as we merge the legacy of two historic companies – Dow and DuPont. I am glad to have the opportunity to take the best of the best from each of our experiences to create an exciting future for Sabine River Works. I know that by utilizing the strength and talent of our team, we will drive innovation and business growth” said Algate.

Jean joined Dow in 1982 at the Texas City Operations site. While in Texas City, she held various manufacturing and leadership positions including production leadership. In 2005, she became Site Leader of Clear Lake Operations, and in 2008, she was named the Hydrocarbons Process Safety Director where she played a key role in driving process safety improvement performance. This led to the St. Charles Operations Safety Leader role, where she again successfully drove improvements in all aspects of safety and security performance. With Dow’s recent growth investments along the Gulf Coast, Jean has supported the safety focus of multiple projects across Texas and Louisiana worth over $6 Billion dollars. She then transitioned to the Safety Leader, providing strategic leadership to the Dow’s ethylene business.

“My passion is educational programs that build a solid framework for our current workforce and future generations. I am excited to be moving into my new home in Orange and look forward to being personally involved in the strong legacy of community engagement and partnership that has been fostered in Orange and the surrounding communities.”

About Sabine River Works

Sabine River Works began operation in 1946. The plant produces ethylene and ethylene copolymers for packaging, transportation, and industrial applications. Products from Sabine River Works can be found in many everyday items, from medical equipment to food packaging to automotive to building and construction materials.

About DowDuPont

DowDuPont is a holding company comprised of The Dow Chemical Company and DuPont with the intent to form strong, independent, publicly traded companies in agriculture, materials science and specialty products sectors that will lead their respective industries through productive, science-based innovation to meet the needs of customers and help solve global challenges. For more information, please visit us at