Trump names Dow Chemical CEO Liveris to head Manufacturing Council

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Dow Chemical CEO Andrew Liveris participates in a business leaders panel discussion as part of the U.S.-Africa Business Forum in Washington, in this August 5, 2014 file photo. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst/Files (Copyright Reuters 2016)

President-elect Donald Trump said on Friday he would name Andrew Liveris, chairman and chief executive of Dow Chemical Co, to head the Manufacturing Council, a private sector group that advises the U.S. secretary of commerce.

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Trump made the announcement during a rally in Battle Creek, Michigan, where he introduced Liveris, 62, a dual U.S.-Australian citizen who said he had accepted the appointment.

(Reporting by Eric Walsh; Editing by Leslie Adler)