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ANNVILLE, Pa. – Pennsylvania Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR), a Department of Defense program, announced recently that Dow Chemical was honored with a Seven Seals Award in recognition of extraordinary support of its employees serving in the Pennsylvania Guard and Reserve.

According to Marty Kuhar ESGR Pennsylvania State Chair, “The Seven Seals Award is the broadest and most inclusive award given by ESGR and is presented at the discretion of the State Chair or by ESGR senior leadership. The award is presented in recognition of significant individual or organizational achievement, initiative, or support that promotes and supports the ESGR mission.”  


Sgt. Nipun Bisht of the Pennsylvania Army National Guard nominated Dow Chemical for the award. 


Sharon Kraus, Director of R&D/TS&D accepted the Seven Seals Award during the annual Pennsylvania ESGR Employer Awards Luncheon.  Upon receiving the award, Kraus said in part, “I am honored to represent Dow and our support of the Guard and Reserve.  Our R&D organization and Dow strive to be the most innovative, customer centric inclusive and sustainable materials science company.  To do this we need employees like Bisht who are passionate and committed relentless problem solvers.”


ESGR, a Department of Defense program, seeks to foster a culture in which all employers support and value the employment and military service of members of the National Guard and Reserve in the United States. ESGR facilitates and promotes a cooperative culture of employer support for National Guard and Reserve service by developing and advocating mutually beneficial initiatives, recognizing outstanding employer support, increasing awareness of applicable laws and policies, resolving potential conflicts between employers and their service members, and acting as the employers’ principal advocate within DoD. Paramount to ESGR's mission is encouraging employment of Guardsmen and Reservists who bring integrity, global perspective and proven leadership to the civilian workforce. 

For more information about ESGR Outreach Programs, or ESGR volunteer opportunities, please call 1-800-336-4590 or visit

Photo from left to right: Marty Kuhar, Pennsylvania ESGR State Chair, Sharon Kraus, Dow Chemical Director of R&D/TS&D, and Sgt. Nipun Bisht, Pennsylvania Army National Guard.

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