On August 1, 2023, Chuck Xu was named Vice President and General Manager (VPGM) for Interconnect Solutions (ICS), a line of business within DuPont Electronics & Industrial (E&I) segment, with $1.8 billion in revenue* focused on being the leading total solutions and systems design partner addressing signal integrity and power transmission challenges, while taking care of our people and our planet.
Before his current position, Chuck served as the VPGM of strategy and mergers & acquisitions (M&A) for E&I. In this role, he led the strategic expansion of the E&I business through the Laird Performance Materials acquisition and the Spectrum Plastics Group acquisition, with a total value of about $4 billion as well as several venture investments.
Prior to that, he was VPGM for DuPont’s Non-Core segment, a $2 billion portfolio of multiple global businesses, and the $1 billion Photovoltaic and Advanced Materials business that offers materials solutions for solar energy, consumer electronics, and industrial segments such as aircraft, automotive and telecom.
Chuck joined DuPont in 2002, holding various global general management positions for DuPont Authentication and Displays businesses. He then moved to Hong Kong as Managing Director and CEO of DuPont Apollo Ltd., a subsidiary manufacturing silicon-based thin film solar modules and systems.
Before joining DuPont, Chuck was the Executive Director of Telephotonics, a telecom startup company, where he successfully led its commercial transformation and acquisition by DuPont in 2002. Earlier in his career, he held progressively challenging leadership roles at Honeywell.
Chuck is a global leader with extensive general management skills, business growth and turnarounds in diverse situations, and M&A experiences. Based in the US, he has been on expatriate assignments in Taiwan and Hong Kong, giving him cross-region and cultural perspectives. His customer-centric approach and proficiency in commercial and technical knowledge have fueled his ability to build enduring customer relationships.
Chuck holds a doctorate in chemistry from the University of Southern California, an MBA from Columbia University, and a bachelor’s degree in chemistry from Peking University.
*Year 2022 revenue