DuPont Announces Senior Leadership Changes 

John L. Chrosniak Named President of DuPont Sustainable Solutions
James R. Weigand Appointed Chairman & CEO of DuPont Teijin Films

WILMINGTON, Del., Aug. 25, 2015 – Today DuPont announced that it has named John L. Chrosniak, President, DuPont Sustainable Solutions effective Sept. 1, succeeding James R. (Jim) Weigand, who has been appointed Chairman & CEO of the DuPont Teijin Films joint venture.

Chrosniak will report to Marc Doyle, senior vice president, DuPont Safety & Protection, while Weigand will report to Patrick E. Lindner, president, DuPont Performance Polymers.

“We thank Jim for his many years of leadership expanding the Sustainable Solutions business at DuPont,” said Doyle.  “John brings global business experience with a proven record of success in setting strategy and direction and creating top line growth, and will make an outstanding leader at an important time for Sustainable Solutions.”

Lindner said, “Jim’s deep global leadership experience and incredibly diverse business knowledge will help strengthen the Teijin Films joint venture worldwide.”

Weigand joined DuPont in 1981 and has served in several leadership positions in corporate finance and planning. In 2003, Weigand was named global business director for Advanced Fibers Systems, where he had global business leadership responsibilities for products under the DuPont™ Kevlar® and Nomex® brands sold into a variety of markets including military, government, automotive, aerospace and oil and gas. In September 2007 he was named vice president and general manager of DuPont Safety Resources. In October 2009, he was appointed president of DuPont Safety Resources, which is now part of DuPont Sustainable Solutions, an integrated business that also includes segments of DuPont Clean Technologies and Coastal Training Technologies.

Chrosniak joined DuPont in 2005 and has served in leadership positions in a number of businesses, most recently in Electronics & Communications, where he served as global business director of DuPont Packaging Graphics.  Prior to DuPont, he was senior manager, Strategy & Operations Practice at Deloitte and worked with international clients across different industries.  Chrosniak is a graduate of James Madison University and received his MBA from the Darden School at the University of Virginia.

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