Name: Edward Chlapowski
Born: Lewistown, Montana
Marital Status: Married for 43 years
Current Residence: Cedar Lake, Texas
Position/Employer: Retired Dow Chemical
Edward Chlapowski was born in Lewistown, Montana and was the 3rd of seven children. His parent’s greatest pride was that all 7 children earned their way through college. His father was a Pearl Harbor Survivor and instilled love of country and adherence to the Constitution of the United States.
Edward has a BS in Chemistry from Southwestern Oklahoma State University and a MS degree with emphasis in analytical chemistry from Oklahoma State University. During his pursuit of his master’s degree he worked as a Graduate Teaching Assistant and as a Research Assistant while married and with a young son. With a salary of $330 a month, Mr. Chlapowski’s family first qualified for commodities (Surplus Agriculture Products) and later food stamps. One student loan was obtained for his last semester of the Master’s program. From his graduate school and childhood experiences, he understands what it is to be poor and appreciates a government that assists students in achieving education goals to achieve a better life. Upon completion of his master’s degree, he went to work for Dow Chemical in an Epoxy Resin manufacturing facility in Freeport, Texas.
During his career in Dow, he served as a manufacturing representative working with teams of engineers and technicians to design, build, and start up a number of capital projects ranging from equipment modifications to building new chemical plants. He later was the plant superintendent for three different facilities, where he supervised laboratory technicians/chemists, plant engineers, foremen and assured that environmental, safety and procedural training of operations personnel. He led all disciplines in teams that improved plant reliability, reduced environmental footprints, and improved quality while reducing cost. Cost management and staying within budgets while maintaining environmental excellence, plant safety and production schedules were part of the job. His later Dow career he envisioned needed changes and provided solutions to plant technical issues.
In his career he has supported process in Germany, Japan, and China. While supporting plants in Germany, he had the opportunity to watch the Germans rebuilding their country in the late 1970’s and experience the interaction between the plant managers, engineers and their government, working together to make things happen. When interfaced with Japanese plant personnel and traveling to Japan, he got to experience the concept of “we the Japanese people want”, not the selfish concept of “I want.” The Japanese were again focused on the country succeeding. His small consulting company gave him the opportunity consult in China with five months spent in a small Chinese town. The people were wonderful, the government excessive but with a tight fist on any cash leaving the country. These experiences gave a perspective on how a governments work with companies to make manufacturing, supported by an educated workforce, succeed.
Mr. Chlapowski has a proven record of solving complex problems. His management experience allows him to propose solutions that are on the mark and self correcting in time. Government should be of the people, by the people, and for the people. It should not be of the government, by the government and for the government which purchased and paid for by special interests and corporations. He has watched our government over the last 30 years destroy America’s manufacturers ability to compete globally and its government services grow to levels that are bankrupting the country. His platform issues document provides clear and detailed solutions to rebuild America and America’s manufacturing. He has a proven record of leadership in working with diverse groups. As President he would listen to all sides in evolving to solutions that are win-win for all parties.
Balance of trade is the number one issue and rebuilding America’s manufacturing base is the solution. Internalize government cost so it does not reach the global economy! As President, Edward Chlapowski will lead America out of crisis.
Together again, we will rebuild America for the future.