Trump names Dow Chemical CEO Liveris to head Manufacturing Council

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[December 10, 2016]    (Reuters) - 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.

 President-elect Donald Trump greets Andrew Nicholas Liveris, Chairman and chief executive officer of The Dow Chemical Company to the stage at a "Thank You USA" tour rally in Grand Rapids, Michigan, U.S. December 9, 2016. REUTERS/Mike Segar

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

(Corrects to say Grand Rapids, Michigan, not Battle Creek, Michigan, in second paragraph.)

(Reporting by Eric Walsh; Editing by Leslie Adler)

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