Edward D. Breen
Chairman & CEO
Nicholas C. Fanandakis
CFO, Executive VP & Principal Accounting Officer & Director
Valerie Jean Sill CFA, CAIA
Chief Executive Officer of Capital Management and President of Capital Management
John L. Chrosniak
President of DuPont Sustainable Solutions
Jon D. Kemp
President of Electronics and Communications Business
President of Protection Solutions
James C. Collins Jr.
Executive Vice President of Agriculture Business
Karen A. Fletcher
Chief Engineer and Vice President of Engineering
Stacy L. Fox
Senior VP & General Counsel
Chief Sustainability Officer
Dupont was founded in the year 1802. The company had been operational for almost 216 years now. The founder of the company was Eleuthere Irenee du Pont. The company was founded mainly as a gunpowder mill. The main reason that Du Pont has started its gunpowder business because he had noticed how the gunpowder industry of the USA, was lagging behind Europe. By the year of the mid-nineteenth century, the company had become the largest supplier of various types of gunpowder to the US military. The company had supplied almost half of the gunpowder used by the Union Army in the American Civil War.
From the year 1902 to the year 1912, the company had been expanding into the smokeless powder and also the dynamite business as well. The company had become very much influential over the course of the years, along with the acquisition of various chemical companies as well. This led to the USA government passing the order that the company must divest itself. The divestment led to the creation of the Atlas Powder Company and also the Hercules Powder Company as well. In the year 1928, the company along with scientist Wallace Carothers had invented neoprene. Neoprene was the first synthetic rubber. The company had also invested nylon in the year 1935. Some years later, the company was also responsible for the invention of Teflon as well. During the year 1950s and the 1960s, the company was able to invent various types of fabrics like Lycra, Comfam, Dacron, Corian, etcetera. The company was also responsible for the invention of the modern type of body armour, which very much led to the formation of the bullet-resistant vests which are worn by military and police in the current industrialised world. At the start of the 2000s, the company had sold most of its businesses, like some of its best-known brands - Lycra spandex, Antron Nylon, Dacron Polyester, Thermolite, etcetera. As of the year 2011, the company was the largest producer of titanium oxide in the world as well. The company had more than 150 research as well as development centres in countries like India, Brazil, Germany, etcetera. The company had also deployed over 10,000 scientists and engineers for the research and development purpose as well. In the year 2011, the company had acquired Danisco, for about $6.3 billion. Then in the year 2013, DuPont Performance Coatings was sold over to Carlyle Group. In the year 2015, the company had also spun-off its Performance Chemical business into another company known The Chemours Company. The same year, the company had announced that it would be merging up with Dow Chemical Company, and the new company known as DowDuPont. Finally, in the year 2019, DowDuPont was further segregated into three different companies, namely - Corteva, Dow and DuPont. The headquarters of the company is based in 1007 Market Street. The name of the place is Wilmington, and the name of the state is Delaware, USA. The pin code of the area is 19898.
DuPont is an American company that focuses on providing various kinds of sustainable solutions for electronics, agriculture, construction, communication, transportation, and also the clothing market as well. As of the year 2018, the total revenue income generated by the company is more than 85.9 billion. Also, the number of employees working at the company, as of the year 2018, is more than 98,000. The current CEO of the company is Edward D Breen.
The primary services provided by the company include allowing customers and clients to obtain various kinds of chemicals, designed and manufactured by the company itself. The company has been known to focus on agriculture materials, material science and also other speciality products as well. The company also indulges in the health sector, industrial biosciences, electronics and communications, etcetera.
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