After 200 years, DuPont enters an exciting new era of discovery, science and application development. Welcome to our continuing exploration into imaginative ideas, solutions and products to help serve an ever-changing world.
Our global team is committed to delivering value and growth by transforming how people live — from smarter homes to more efficient cars, from better ways of digitally connecting to new tools that enable active and healthy lifestyles, and from better worker protection to bio-based solutions that support a circular economy. In all these areas and many more, we’re out to turn possibilities into real world answers that help humanity thrive.
A technology leader serving the semiconductor, circuit board, industrial, photovoltaic, display, and digital and flexographic printing industries. From advanced technology centers worldwide, our teams work closely with customers, providing solutions, products and technical service to enable next-generation technologies
DuPont biotechnology and engineering experts work across markets, improving performance, productivity and sustainability of products and processes for enzymes, biomaterials, biocides and antimicrobial solutions, and process technology.
DuPont develops sustainable, bio-based ingredients, delivering unmatched value to the food, beverage, dietary supplement and pharmaceutical industries, with our in-depth knowledge of food and nutrition, expert science, and research.
DuPont develops solutions that protect, shelter and enhance lives. Our expertise spans high-performance fibers and foams, aramid papers, non-woven structures, water purification technologies, and protective garments—plus well-known brands like Kevlar®, Nomex®, Tyvek®, Styrofoam™, Corian® and Great Stuff®.
DuPont experts in operations management provide consulting services as well as learning and development technologies to help organizations around the world manage risk, improve safety, increase productivity and build workforce capability.
DuPont supports engineers and designers in the transportation, electronics and medical industries. We provide high-performance engineering resins, adhesives, and lubricants to enable material systems solutions for the most demanding applications and environments.
Edward D. Breen
Chief Executive Officer of DowDuPont, Executive Chairman for future DuPont
Edward D. Breen is the chief executive officer of DowDuPont and will become the executive chairman of the new DuPont upon separation, which is expected to occur by June 1, 2019.*
Prior to his role at DowDuPont, Mr. Breen was the chair of the board and CEO of DuPont, a role he assumed on November 9, 2015. He joined the DuPont board of directors in February 2015, was named interim chair of the board and CEO on October 16, 2015, and assumed those roles permanently on November 9, 2015.
Mr. Breen served as chairman and CEO of Tyco International plc ("Tyco") from July 2002 until September 2012. Over the course of his tenure, he transformed Tyco into a strong market leader, reviving the company from near bankruptcy and rebuilding the company's brand and credibility. He oversaw a successful restructuring, including divesting non-core operations resulting in the spin-offs of Covidien, TE Connectivity, ADT Corporation, and the merger of Tyco Flow Control with Pentair. He also established and met goals within areas of operational excellence and corporate governance.
Prior to joining Tyco, Mr. Breen held several senior management positions at Motorola from 2000 to 2002, including as president and chief operating officer. Mr. Breen is credited with instituting cost management programs that made Motorola a more efficient and effective organization and led the company back to profitability. From December 1997 to January 2000, he served as chairman, president and chief executive officer of General Instrument Corporation where he created significant long-term shareholder value by driving a revenue growth strategy. Between 1994 and 1997, Mr. Breen was president of the Broadband Networks Group for General Instrument, president of Eastern Operations for the Communications Division, and served as executive vice president of Terrestrial Systems.
Mr. Breen currently serves as a director of Comcast Corporation. He also serves as a member of the advisory board of New Mountain Capital LLC, a private equity firm.
Mr. Breen has been awarded numerous governance awards including being named one of the "100 Most Influential People in Business Ethics" by Ethisphere.
Chief Operating Officer for the Specialty Products Division, DowDuPont and Chief Executive Officer-Elect for future DuPont
Marc Doyle is Chief Operating Officer for the Specialty Products Division of DowDuPont, and will be Chief Executive Officer of the new DuPont.*
Under Marc’s leadership, the intended new DuPont will be positioned to apply its extensive market knowledge and deep expertise in science and application development to deliver specialized customer solutions across four segments: Electronics & Imaging, Nutrition & Biosciences, Safety & Construction, and Transportation & Advanced Polymers. He has played a pivotal role integrating DuPont, Dow and FMC businesses and establishing the strongest possible operating foundation for the new DuPont by improving the speed and effectiveness of the company’s new product development, operating efficiency, and cost discipline with a rigorous focus on shareholder returns.
Prior to leading the Specialty Products Division of DowDuPont, he served as executive vice president of DuPont with responsibility for the company’s diverse industrial businesses, including Electronics & Communications, Industrial Biosciences, Nutrition & Health, Performance Materials, Protection Technologies and Sustainable Solutions. He also led the pre-merger planning for a best-in-class cost structure, lean operating model and synergy targets for the division.
Marc joined DuPont as a research engineer in 1995 and subsequently held positions spanning new business development, marketing, strategic planning, and business management. Before being appointed President of Protection Technologies in 2013, he served as global business director, first in Photovoltaic Solutions and then for the Kevlar® and Nomex® businesses. In these roles, his focus has been on building and leading customer-centric teams—driving growth and value.
Marc earned a B.S. in chemical engineering from the University of Virginia and a Ph.D. in chemical engineering from the University of California at Berkeley.
Jeanmarie F. Desmond
Co-controller of DowDuPont and Chief Financial Officer-Elect for future DuPont
Jeanmarie Desmond is co-controller of DowDuPont, and will be the Chief Financial Officer of the new DuPont.*
In her current role as co-controller and head of finance for the Specialty Products Division of DowDuPont she has been a key architect of the intended separation transactions including capital and tax structures while overseeing the division’s strategic planning, portfolio integration and financial reporting, while ensuring the realization of cost synergies.
Prior to the merger of Dow and DuPont, Jean served as vice president and controller of DuPont a role she assumed in 2015. During her more than 25 years with the company, she has acquired substantial experience in finance leadership and operations, financial planning and analysis, tax, internal audit, accounting controls, risk management, mergers and acquisitions and investor relations. Since joining the company in 1989, she has held a series of leadership roles including business, regional and corporate responsibilities.
A native of Wilmington, Delaware, Jean earned a B.S. in accounting from Mount St. Mary’s University and is a certified public accountant (inactive). She is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and Financial Executives International, Committee on Corporate Reporting. She is an advisory board member for the University of Delaware, Department of Accounting and Management Information Systems and serves on the board of Delaware Prosperity Partnership, a public-private partnership overseeing economic development in Delaware.
General Counsel, Specialty Products Division of DowDuPont, Chief Compliance Officer for DuPont, and Assistant Secretary for DowDuPont and Senior Vice President and General Counsel-Elect for future DuPont
Erik Hoover is General Counsel for the Specialty Products Division of DowDuPont, and will be Senior Vice President and General Counsel of the new DuPont. He also serves as Chief Compliance Officer for DuPont and as Assistant Secretary for DowDuPont providing counsel to the Board of Directors and Advisory Committees.*
In his current role, Erik oversees all legal matters for the Specialty Products Division. He also manages a global team of ethics and compliance professionals and investigative staff to ensure the development and administration of an effective compliance program for DuPont. His counsel and experience with corporate and securities matters and complex transactions have been instrumental in the merger agreement and in planning for the intended separations.
Prior to the merger of Dow and DuPont, Erik was secretary and associate general counsel for DuPont. His 17-year career in the legal field brings vast experience in disclosure matters, investor relations, executive compensation and corporate governance, and in providing strategic counsel to boards of directors and senior management teams. Before joining DuPont, he was an associate at Blank Rome LLP in Philadelphia.
Erik earned a B.S. in accounting from Lehigh University and a J.D. degree from Rutgers School of Law at Camden. He is also a certified public accountant (inactive).
* DuPont will become an independent publicly-traded company upon the completion of the intended business separations of future Dow by end of the first quarter 2019 and Corteva about June 1, 2019, subject to approval of the DowDuPont Board of Directors and other customary closing requirements. Any statements regarding our expectations or predictions about the future are forward-looking statements. Because these statements are based on current assumptions and factors that involve risk and uncertainty, our actual performance and results may differ materially from our forward-looking statements. Our 10-K, and each of Dow's and DuPont's 10-Ks, include detailed discussion of principal risks and uncertainties, which may cause such differences