DuPont Leaders Among “Most Powerful”

DuPont News, October 4, 2012
Black Enterprise magazine’s “100 Most Powerful Executives in Corporate America” September cover.
Black Enterprise magazine’s “100 Most Powerful Executives in Corporate America” September cover.


Two DuPont executives have been named among Black Enterprise magazine’s “100 Most Powerful Executives in Corporate America.” They are Bill Harvey, president of DuPont Packaging & Industrial Polymers and a member of the company’s Operating Team, and Shelley Stewart, Jr., vice president of Sourcing & Logistics and chief procurement officer.

“I am deeply honored by this recognition,” said Bill. “Now more than ever it is vital to have leaders who bring different thinking and backgrounds to the table. Our customers cross borders, and business leaders need to be open to new models and possibilities.”

Black Enterprise magazine compiled the list after six months of researching senior executives at the top 1,000 publicly traded companies with gross revenues of at least $1 billion. Candidates were selected based on their corporate responsibilities and influence on company revenue.

“I am truly grateful for this recognition and humbled to be on a list with so many esteemed leaders,” said Shelley. “In order to be successful in today’s global economy, it is important to trust in yourself and be willing to collaborate with others to find innovative solutions.”

Bill is recognized as a performance-driven senior executive who delivers profitable growth in challenging global markets, leveraging breakthrough products and driving highly efficient operations.  He has helped guide DuPont as vice president of Corporate Strategy and as vice president and general manager of the former DuPont Advanced Fiber Systems business. 

Shelley is recognized as an industry leading chief procurement officer who also is an industry-leading business executive and progressive change agent. He has been a tireless advocate for the procurement profession and a strong believer that the broad-based experience and skills that a procurement and supply chain professional can gain prepare him or her to add value at the executive level. He also is a leader in advancing the field of supply management and its perception as a major contributor to a company’s profitability. 

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