DuPont Executives Named Among the "Most Powerful Executives in America" by
Black Enterprise Magazine
WILMINGTON, Del., Sept. 27, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- via PRWEB - William J.
Harvey, president of DuPont Packaging & Industrial Polymers and a member of
the company's Operating Team, and Shelley Stewart, Jr., vice president of
Sourcing & Logistics and chief procurement officer, have been named among
Black Enterprise magazine's "100 Most Powerful Executives in Corporate
"I am deeply honored by this recognition," said Harvey. "Now more than ever it
is vital to have leaders who bring different thinking and backgrounds to the
table. Our customers cross borders, and business leaders need to be open to
new models and possibilities."
Black Enterprise magazine compiled the list after six months of researching
senior executives at the top 1,000 publicly traded companies with gross
revenues of at least $1 billion. Candidates were selected based on their
corporate responsibilities and influence on company revenue.
"I am truly grateful for this recognition and humbled to be on a list with so
many esteemed leaders," said Stewart. "In order to be successful in today's
global economy, it is important to trust in yourself and be willing to
collaborate with others to find innovative solutions."
Harvey is recognized as a performance-driven senior executive who delivers
profitable growth in challenging global markets leveraging breakthrough
products and driving highly efficient operations. He has helped guide DuPont
as vice president of Corporate Strategy and as vice president and general
manager of the former DuPont Advanced Fiber Systems business.
He led a major shift from a product to a market-facing approach utilizing its
prominent brands, DuPont™ Kevlar®, Nomex® and Tyvek®. He also served as
general manager of the Peroxygen Chemical Division at FMC Corporation.
Currently, he is on the board of directors of Kennametal, Inc., a global
leader in wear-resistant solutions. He holds an MBA from the University of
Virginia's Darden Graduate School of Business, bachelor's degree from Virginia
Commonwealth University, and has completed several executive management
programs at the Harvard Business School.
Stewart is recognized as an industry leading chief procurement officer who
also is an industry leading business executive and progressive change agent.
He has been a tireless advocate for the procurement profession and a strong
believer that the broad-based experience and skills that a procurement and
supply chain professional can gain prepares his or her well to add value at
the executive level. He also is a leader in advancing the field of supply
management and its perception as a major contributor to a company's
Stewart is on the board of directors of Cleco Corporation and has recently
been appointed to the U.S. Department of Commerce National Advisory Council on
Minority Business Enterprise. He is chair of the visiting board of directors
at Howard University's School of Business, vice chair of the National Minority
Supplier Development Council (NMSDC), a member of the Northeastern University
Corp. and president of the board for The Boys and Girls Club of Trenton/Mercer
County. Stewart holds a master's degree in Business Administration from the
University of New Haven and both a bachelor's and master's degree of Science
in Criminal Justice from Northeastern University. He is co-author of "Straight
To The Bottom Line™: An Executive's Roadmap to World Class Supply Management,"
The selection criteria and comprehensive profiles of the 100 Most Powerful
Executives in Corporate America is available in the September 2012 issue of
Black Enterprise magazine, a monthly business, investing and wealth-building
resource for African Americans since 1970.
DuPont (NYSE:DD) has been bringing world-class science and engineering to the
global marketplace in the form of innovative products, materials, and services
since 1802. The company believes that by collaborating with customers,
governments, NGOs, and thought leaders we can help find solutions to such
global challenges as providing enough healthy food for people everywhere,
decreasing dependence on fossil fuels, and protecting life and the
environment. For additional information about DuPont and its commitment to
inclusive innovation, please visit http://www.dupont.com.
The DuPont Oval Logo, DuPont™, The miracles of science™, Kevlar®, Nomex® and
Tyvek® are registered trademarks or trademarks of DuPont or its affiliates.
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