Gary W. Spitzer is senior vice president for Integrated Operations & Engineering. He began his career at DuPont in 1979 at the Grasselli site in Linden, N.J., in a series of technical and operations assignments.
From 1982 – 1991, he worked in a series of technical service, sales, marketing and new business development roles in a variety of industrial and specialty businesses. In 1992, he transferred to Augsburg, Germany, to lead a global alliance with Ciba in the area of textile repellants. In 1995, he transferred to Hong Kong as regional marketing director for specialty chemicals and director – China Initiatives. In 1997, he returned to the United States and assumed global responsibility for the cyanides business. In February 2001 he assumed leadership for the soy polymer business in DuPont Protein Technologies. He was named global business director – specialty and performance businesses in February 2003. In February 2007 he was named vice president and general manager of DuPont Chemical Solutions Enterprise. He became president of DuPont Chemical Solutions Enterprise in October 2009. He was named president of DuPont Chemicals & Fluoroproducts in November 2009. He was named to his current position in May 2012.
Mr. Spitzer is a member of the American Chemical Council board, Executive and Chemical Management committees, is a member of the board of trustees of The Keystone Center and is a member of the board of directors of Easter Seals Delaware and Maryland’s Eastern Shore.
He holds a B.S. in chemical engineering from the University of Michigan.