William J. Harvey is president – DuPont Packaging & Industrial Polymers. He joined DuPont in 1977 in the former Polymers Department as a product specialist in Wilmington, Del.
After a series of product management and product development assignments, Mr. Harvey relocated to Chicago, Ill., as a marketing representative in Packaging. In 1982, he returned to Delaware where he assumed a series of management positions in Supply Chain, and Fluoropolymer and Packaging Marketing. In 1988, he became the manager of DuPont Technical Services Laboratories at Chestnut Run in Wilmington, Del. Mr. Harvey became business manager for DuPont Elastomers – Neoprene, Nordel® and Hypalon® in 1990.
Mr. Harvey left DuPont in 1992 to become general manager of the Peroxygen Chemical Division of FMC Corporation located in Philadelphia, Pa. He rejoined DuPont in 1996 and was appointed global business director for DuPont Packaging & Industrial Polymers. In 1999, Mr. Harvey assumed the role of global business director – Kevlar® at the Spruance plant in Richmond, Va. In February 2002, he was appointed vice president and general manager of the DuPont Advanced Fiber businesses – Kevlar® and Nomex® fibers, also at Spruance. In November 2002, Mr. Harvey assumed the additional responsibility for DuPont Personal Protection. He was named vice president – DuPont Corporate Operations in June 2007. In January 2008 he was named vice president – DuPont Corporate Plans. He was named to his current position in October 2009.
Mr. Harvey currently serves on the board of directors of Kennametal, Inc. He was formerly a trustee of the Darden Graduate Business School at the University of Virginia, a former trustee of the Delaware State University and a former governor of The St. Catherine’s School in Richmond, Va.
Mr. Harvey is a native of Portsmouth, Va. He received a bachelor of science degree from Virginia Commonwealth University and an MBA from the Darden School at the University of Virginia. In addition, Mr. Harvey has completed several executive management programs at the Harvard Business School.