Dow Building Solutions today named Bob Harden and Pete Pendergast vice presidents of sales for eastern and western North America, respectively. Collectively they succeed John Somerville Jr., who on Oct. 1 became president and CEO of Lumbermens Merchandising Corp.

Harden formerly was North East regional sales manager for Dow Building Solutions, while Pendergast was senior global marketing manager in performance materials. The Mississippi River will form the dividing line between their two territories.

"John's passion and commitment to our customers in the building and construction industry has been one of the reasons our business has become the industry leader that it is today," Mike McGaugh, vice president and general manager for Dow Building Solutions in North America, said in a statement. "I'm confident that Pete and Bob will continue this strong focus on serving our customers, and helping contribute to both Dow's and its customers' future success."