Richard C. Olson


Senior Vice President – DuPont Corporate Productivity & Business Process Simplification

Richard C. Olson is senior vice president -- DuPont Corporate Productivity & Business Process Simplification. Mr. Olson joined DuPont as a process engineer in 1978.

He has served in a broad range of business, marketing and manufacturing management assignments. Mr. Olson lived in Taipei, Taiwan, from 1996 to 1999, serving first as president, DuPont Taiwan, and subsequently as managing director, TiO2 – Asia Pacific. From 1999 to early 2001, he served as director – eVentures with responsibility to design, form and manage numerous equity investments in electronic commerce marketplaces for DuPont. In May 2001 he was named vice president of eBusiness. He was named vice president and general manager – DuPont Surfaces in March 2003, responsible for the DuPont™ Corian® and Zodiaq® businesses. In October 2005 he was named vice president and general manager of DuPont Titanium Technologies. In October 2009 he was named president of DuPont Titanium Technologies. He was named to his present position in January 2011.

Mr. Olson was born and raised in Rochester, N.Y. He graduated from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1978 with a degree in chemical engineering, and completed the Sloan Fellowship at the Sloan Management School, receiving a master's degree in 1993.


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