Ford Honors DuPont at 20th Annual World Excellence Awards

DuPont Photovoltaic & Advanced Materials Employees at DEMI Plant in Puerto Rico Recognized for their Work in Aftermath of Hurricane Maria 


WILMINGTON, Del., July 18, 2018 – DuPont Photovoltaic & Advanced Materials was recognized as a top-performing global supplier for Ford Motor Company at the recent 20th annual Ford World Excellence Awards in Dearborn, Michigan.

DuPont Photovoltaic and Advanced Materials employees from the DEMI plant in Puerto Rico were presented with a Special Recognition Award by Ford Motor Company’s Joe Hinrichs, executive vice president and president, global operations; and Hau Thai-Tang, executive vice president, product development and purchasing, for their efforts in working through production challenges in Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria.

“Our employees are deeply proud to be recognized by Ford with this award since it exemplifies their commitment to serving customers while maintaining the safety of their co-workers and site operations in the aftermath of this major storm,” said Chuck Xu, global business director, DuPont Photovoltaic & Advanced Materials. “They executed contingency plans, ran industrial generators and reconfigured production to help get the site up and running again and keep all customers supplied globally. To see a company like Ford honor their dedication makes us all proud,” Xu added.

Ford’s World Excellence Awards recognize companies that exceed expectations to achieve the highest levels of excellence in quality, delivery, value and innovation. “Our World Excellence awards recognize the outstanding achievements of Ford Motor Company’s top-performing suppliers around the world,” said Thai-Tang. “Suppliers like DuPont Photovoltaics & Advanced Materials are key to Ford’s continued success as we work toward our goal of becoming the world's most trusted mobility company.”

About DuPont Photovoltaic & Advanced Materials

DuPont Photovoltaic & Advanced Materials, a business unit of DowDuPont Specialty Products Division, represents a portfolio of product solutions with over 40 years of service to the solar, aerospace, automotive industries and many others. Our products deliver proven power and lasting value for the fast-growing photovoltaics sector, including DuPont™ Solamet® metallization pastes, DuPont™ Tedlar® films as well as photovoltaic silicones. The growing portfolio of DuPont Advanced Materials thick film compositions are used in a variety of electronic applications in the automotive, biomedical, industrial, military, telecommunications and electronic wearables markets. We are committed to continuing to innovate through time-tested science and engineering to solve today’s challenges. To learn more about the PVAM business, please visit http://photovoltaics.dupont.com and http://advancedmaterials.dupont.com.

About DowDuPont Specialty Products Division

DowDuPont Specialty Products, a division of DowDuPont (NYSE: DWDP), is a global innovation leader with technology-based materials, ingredients and solutions that help transform industries and everyday life. Our employees apply diverse science and expertise to help customers advance their best ideas and deliver essential innovations in key markets including electronics, transportation, building and construction, health and wellness, food and worker safety. DowDuPont intends to separate the Specialty Products Division into an independent, publicly traded company. More information can be found www.dow-dupont.com