Founded in 1802, DuPont operates in more than 70 countries. DuPont offers a wide range of products and services for markets including agriculture, nutrition, electronics, communications, safety and protection, home and construction, transportation and apparel.
In 1802, DuPont was primarily an explosives company. It wasn’t until the early 1900s that the company’s focus turned to chemicals, materials and energy. Today, DuPont employs 60,000 workers worldwide and has more than 40 research and development and customer service labs in the United States, and more than 35 labs in 11 other countries.
Chair of the Board and Chief Executive Officer
Kullman is the 19th executive to lead the company in more than 205 years of DuPont History. She became president on Oct. 1, 2008, and CEO on Jan.1, 2009.
Prior to her appointment as DuPont president and CEO she served as executive vice president and a member of the company's office of the chief executive. She was responsible for DuPont Coatings & Color Technologies; DuPont Electronic & Communication Technologies; DuPont Performance Materials; DuPont Safety & Protection; Marketing & Sales; Pharmaceuticals; Risk Management; and Safety & Sustainability. In March 2008, Ellen was tapped to lead the dynamic planning process for the company's growth in emerging international markets.
Executive Vice President
Borel joined DuPont in 1978 in Findlay, Ohio, as a sales representative. From 1981 to 1987, he held a variety of product and sales management positions in Agricultural Products in Wilmington, Del., and the United Kingdom.
In 1987, he was appointed manager, agricultural products, Canada, in Toronto, Ontario. In 1989, he became general superintendent, responsible for agricultural products operations at the Belle, W. Va., site. Two years later, he became manager, human resources, for agricultural products. In 1993, Borel transferred to Tokyo, Japan, with agricultural products as regional manager, North Asia, and the next year he was appointed regional director, Asia Pacific.
Borel returned to Wilmington, Del., as business director, North American Crop Protection, in January 1997. He was appointed vice president and general manager of DuPont Crop Protection later that year. In January 2004, Borel was appointed senior vice president, DuPont human resources. He was named group vice president, responsible for the agricultural businesses of DuPont in February 2008. He was named to his current position in October 2009.
He also has responsibilities for DuPont agriculture and nutrition businesses.
Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
Fanandakis is executive vice president and chief financial officer. He joined DuPont in 1979 as an accounting and business analyst in the Petrochemicals Department in Wilm., Del. Over the next several years, Mr. Fanandakis served in a variety of plant, marketing, and product management positions within petrochemicals, chemicals and pigments, and specialty chemicals.
He also spent about six years in the fluorochemicals business. In 1993, he was appointed regional manager in specialty chemicals. In 1995, he was appointed business manager, safety and environmental management services. In January 1997, he was appointed to the position of global business and operations manager, peroxygens.
In October 1999, Fanandakis was appointed to the position of business director, industrials, with responsibility for the industrial solutions market space, which includes acrylonitrile, anchorage systems, aniline, aramid intermediates, cyanides, dimethyl sulfate, methylamines, reactive metals, refinery, secure environmental treatment and DuPont Vazo free radical initiators. He was named vice president and general manager, DuPont Chemical Solutions Enterprise, in September 2003. In February 2007, he was named vice president, corporate plans. In January 2008, he was named group vice president, DuPont applied bioSciences. He was named to his current position in November 2009.
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