Thierry Vanlancker is president for DuPont Chemicals & Fluoroproducts. He joined DuPont in 1988 in Belgium as sales representative for Packaging & Industrial Polymers (P&IP) for the Benelux countries.
In 1993 he transferred to Bad Homburg, Germany, and was appointed market development consultant for P&IP Europe, Middle East & Africa (EMEA). In 1996 he transferred to Wilmington, Del., as global technical service manager for P&IP and was appointed global product manager Vamac® ethylene acrylic elastomers in 1998.
He returned in 1999 to Belgium to be part of the Herberts Acquisition/Integration Team within the newly formed DuPont Performance Coatings business and in 2000 was appointed business manager for the Spies Hecker Refinish paint brand based in Cologne, Germany.
After two years as sales manager for all Refinish Brands EMEA, he was appointed as regional director - Fluoroproducts EMEA based in Geneva, Switzerland in 2004. In 2006 he returned to Wilmington, Del., as global business and market director - Fluorochemicals. He was named vice president for DuPont Performance Coatings – EMEA in November 2010. He was named to his current position in May 2012.
Mr. Vanlancker graduated 1987 from Ghent State University, Belgium with a master’s degree in Chemical Engineering and studied Philosophy at same university. In 1999, he earned an Executive Finance Training Certificate from Wharton Business School in Philadelphia, PA.