Diane H. Gulyas
President – DuPont Performance Polymers
Diane Gulyas is president of DuPont Performance Polymers. Ms. Gulyas joined DuPont in 1978 and spent her first 10 years in a variety of sales, marketing, technical and systems development positions, primarily in the DuPont Polymers business.
For the next four years, she was European business manager, based in Geneva, for Engineering Polymers, and plant superintendent at the Mechelen, Belgium, site. She served as executive assistant to the chairman of the board, E. S. Woolard, in 1993-1994. From 1994 to 1997, she held two positions as global business director - Nylon Fibers New Business Development and Global Zytel® Engineering Polymers.
From 1997 to 2003 Ms. Gulyas was vice president and general manager for DuPont Advanced Fiber Businesses - Kevlar®, Nomex® and Teflon® fibers at the Spruance Plant in Richmond, Va. In February 2003, she was named group vice president of the $3 billion Electronic & Communication Technologies Platform, which included the Electronics Technology, Imaging Technology and Fluoroproducts businesses as well as the Fuel Cell and Displays ventures. In April 2004 she was named chief marketing and sales officer, where she was responsible for corporate branding and marketing communications, market research, e-business and marketing/sales capability worldwide. In April 2006 she was named group vice president – DuPont Performance Materials. She was named to her current position in October 2009.
Ms. Gulyas currently serves on the strategic planning and advocacy committees of the Delaware Nature Society, the board of directors for Ministry of Caring and United Way of Delaware. She also is on the board of Mallinckrodt Pharmaceutical.
She was born in Chicago, has a B.S. degree in chemical engineering from the University of Notre Dame, and completed the Advanced Management Program at Wharton in 1994.
Ms. Gulyas has announced she will retire from DuPont in April 2014.
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