DowAksa Welcomes Carbon Fiber Industry Veteran Tony Roberts As Strategic Planning Director

February 08, 2017

ISTANBUL – DowAksa is pleased to announce that Anthony J. (Tony) Roberts has joined the company as Director, Strategic Planning.


Tony has many years of experience in the international carbon fiber composites business. He previously authored a series of global market reports, including the widely-subscribed “The Carbon Fibre Industry Worldwide 2011-2020 – An Evaluation of Current Markets and Future Supply and Demand”.


Roberts will help develop and shape the strategic business plans that take advantage of the knowledge and business strength of DowAksa, a 50/50 joint venture between The Dow Chemical Company and Aksa Akrilik Kimya Sanayii A.Ş. headquartered in Turkey with associated operations in North America and Europe.


“Tony is a welcomed addition to DowAksa’s global carbon fiber composites team, and together with our General Manager for North America, D.J DeLong, possesses deep and intimate knowledge of this industry based on decades of experience and deep understanding of all parts of our value chain,” said DowAksa CEO Douglas G. Parks.


Tony will remain based in southern California and report to Mr. DeLong, who is located in Atlanta.



About DowAksa

DowAksa is a large-scale, full-service, fully integrated provider of carbon fiber solutions for industrial applications in today’s transportation, infrastructure and energy markets. Solutions that improve performance while reducing overall costs. Very strong and lightweight, carbon-fiber-based materials are used in a variety of applications where weight savings, emissions reduction, durability and energy efficiency are key performance factors.  By bringing together the materials science expertise of Dow with the acrylic fiber capacity of Aksa, DowAksa has the capacity and the commitment to reliably meet the unique demands of industrial carbon fiber customers.