Lewis E. Manring is vice president, Global Technology for DuPont Performance Polymers and Automotive Technologies. Mr. Manring joined DuPont in 1984 as a research scientist at the Experimental Station, the company’s global R&D headquarters in Wilmington, Del.
He spent the first eight years of his DuPont career in research and research management with the company’s Central Research & Development (CR&D) organization. From 1992 to 1997, he worked in research and product management for the DuPont™ Zytel® nylon resins businesses in Parkersburg, W.Va.
He then returned to CR&D as a research programs manager. In 2000, he was named global technology director for DuPont Nonwovens. He was appointed global technology director for the Coatings & Color Technologies segment in 2006 and named vice president for technology – DuPont Coatings & Color Technologies. He was named vice president – Global Technology for DuPont Performance Coatings in October 2009. He was named vice president Portfolio Optimization - DuPont Science & Technology in October 2011. He assumed his current position in March 2012.
Mr. Manring received a bachelor of science degree in chemistry from Santa Clara University, a Ph.D. in organic chemistry from UCLA, and did post-doctoral research at Harvard before joining DuPont.