James R. Weigand
President - DuPont Sustainable Solutions
James R. Weigand is president, DuPont Sustainable Solutions. In his role, Mr. Weigand leads a global solutions business specializing in transforming workplaces and work cultures with services and technologies that bring about sustained improvements in safety, operational and environmental performance. Mr. Weigand began work with DuPont in 1981 in Wilmington, Del., in the finance organization, with assignments in the areas of federal and international taxes, business analysis, and mergers and acquisitions.
In 1987, Mr. Weigand joined DuPont Performance Coatings and held several leadership positions including European sales and marketing director and global business director for Ford, responsible for delivering coatings solutions to Ford worldwide.
Mr. Weigand was appointed director, DuPont corporate planning in 1999 where he guided corporate strategic direction and positioned the DuPont portfolio of businesses. In 2001, he was appointed regional sales and marketing director for Engineering Polymers, helping to achieve near double-digit growth in the Americas.
In 2003, Mr. Weigand was named global business director for Advanced Fibers Systems, where he had global business leadership responsibilities for products under the 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.
As a native of Illinois, Mr. Weigand has a bachelor of science degree in Economics and Accounting from Augustana College, Rock Island, Ill., and an MBA in Finance from the University of Illinois.
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