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Ellen Kullman to Retire as CEO of DuPont

Ellen Kullman, chair and CEO of DuPont, announces that she will retire from the company effective Oct. 16. On that date, Edward Breen, a current member of the DuPont board of directors, will assume the role of interim chair and CEO of DuPont. The board has engaged an executive recruitment firm to identify a full-time replacement.
“Over the past seven years, with the dedication of our entire team, we have transformed this great company by focusing our portfolio, streamlining the organization, and driving innovation that leverages our unique science and engineering capabilities. With a strong foundation in place now is the right time for a new leader to continue to drive the pace of change to capitalize fully on the opportunity ahead,” says Kullman.
“I want to express my sincere thanks and admiration to all of my DuPont colleagues around the world. I have complete confidence that they will realize the enormous potential of the next generation DuPont.”
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