Ellis McGaughy has been named site manager at the DuPont Fayetteville Works, effective Nov. 1, 2010. Ellis previously was site manager of the DuPont Cooper River Plant in Moncks Corner, S.C. He had served in that capacity since May 2005.
“I’m looking forward to joining the Fayetteville Works team and helping the site continue to grow,” said McGaughy. “It’s obvious by the recent startup of the second DuPont™ Tedlar® plant that DuPont has viewed this site and this community as a great place to invest. The site has great employees and great support from community residents as well as local and state-elected officials.”
Ellis joined DuPont in 1982 in Process Engineering Design at the former Newark, Del., plant. Since that time, he has held positions in various line manufacturing leadership roles, at DuPont locations in Pontchartrain, La.; Charleston, W.V.; and Kinston, N.C., plant.
Following the divestiture of several DuPont fibers businesses, he joined Invista (Koch Industries) in 2003. He rejoined DuPont in May 2005 as Cooper River site manager. Under Ellis’ leadership, the Cooper River plant secured a $500 million investment from DuPont to construct a DuPont™ Kevlar® fibers plant, which is scheduled to be fully operational by the beginning of 2012.
After assuming the plant manager position at Cooper River, Ellis became an active member of the South Carolina Manufacturer's Alliance and Berkeley Chamber of Commerce. As a DuPont site leader, he recognizes the need to be actively engaged in helping advance economic development and making the community a better place to live and work.
Ellis is a North Carolina native, having grown up in Snow Hill. He has a Chemical Engineering Degree from North Carolina State University.
When not working, Ellis is active in the Methodist Church, where he enjoys participating in music ministries including men's Barber Shop Quartets. He also is an aviation enthusiast and is involved in flying, construction, and maintenance of aircraft.
Ellis and his family will be relocating to the Fayetteville area.
Ellis replaces Karen Wrigley, whom had been the Fayetteville Works site manager since July 2007. Karen has been promoted to regional operations director.
The DuPont Fayetteville Works site has operated in Bladen County for more than 40 years. The site employs 480 DuPont employees and approximately 400 contractor employees. The site produces a vast portfolio of products that include films, fibers and specialty chemicals that are important to homeowners, businesses, first responders, the military and many others. These products include DuPont™ Butacite®, Nafion®, SentryGlas® and Tedlar®.
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