DuPont Announces Senior Leader Changes
Timothy McCann Named Vice President of DuPont Integrated Business Management;
Rajeev Vaidya Becomes President of Building Innovations;
Balvinder Kalsi Assigned President, South Asia & ASEAN
WILMINGTON, Del., April 1, 2014 – DuPont today announced several senior leadership changes at the corporate, business and regional levels:
Timothy P. McCann, president of DuPont Building Innovations, was named vice president of DuPont Integrated Business Management (DIBM), effective immediately. In his new DIBM role, McCann will lead DuPont’s demand creation, product-line management and supply-chain strategy, in addition to direct end-to-end business planning and customer management. McCann will report to Senior Vice President James C. Collins, Jr.
Rajeev A. Vaidya, president – DuPont South Asia & ASEAN and chairman of the board of E. I. DuPont India Private Limited, was named president of DuPont Building Innovations, a global leader in building products, systems and science, effectively immediately. Vaidya will oversee renowned DuPont brands including DuPont™ Corian® solid surfaces and Tyvek® high-performance protective membranes for the building and construction market. He will report to Senior Vice President Matthew L. Trerotola.
Balvinder Singh Kalsi, business director, Corporate Plans, will repatriate to India and is assigned president, South Asia & the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and chairman of the board of E. I. DuPont India Private Limited. Kalsi will oversee DuPont operations across India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam. He will receive functional guidance from DuPont Executive Vice President Thomas M. Connelly, Jr.
McCann joined DuPont in 1980 and has served in a key global business positions in Engineering Polymers, Fluoroproducts, Electronic Technologies, Performance Coatings and Building Innovations. He earned a master's degree in business administration from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and a bachelor’s degree in chemistry from Cornell.
“Tim is an outstanding choice to lead DuPont’s expanded DIBM organization. His deep global experience and incredibly diverse business knowledge will help strengthen DuPont’s business planning and customer service engagement worldwide,” said Collins.
Vaidya joined DuPont in 1985 and has served in key technology and commercial marketing and business leadership roles. He has worked in the United States, China, Singapore and India in four different business units and the DuPont Central Research & Development organization. Vaidya earned his Ph.D. from the University of Southern Mississippi and completed the Executive Development Course at the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. He graduated from the Indian Institute of Technology Bombay as a chemical engineer.
“We’re delighted to have Rajeev lead Building Innovations. He brings global business and management expertise, underpinned by his deep understanding and passion for science and technology, that will help us drive customer engagement and business growth,” said Trerotola.
Kalsi joined DuPont in 1991 and has served in leadership roles in Finance & Corporate Planning, Agricultural Products and Pioneer seed. He previously served as president of South Asia for DuPont prior to his latest role in Corporate Plans. Kalsi is a chartered accountant from the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India and a member of the Institute of Company Secretaries of India.
“Balvinder is a seasoned global leader who understands the strategic importance of India and the ASEAN region to DuPont. His rich experiences at both the regional and corporate levels will help drive science-powered innovations and collaborations across the region,” said Connelly.
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.
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