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DuPont Announces Leadership Changes


WILMINGTON, Del., June 29, 2006 - DuPont has named Thomas G. Powell as vice president and general manager DuPont Surfaces & Building Innovations. He will be responsible for accelerating the growth of these businesses in key global markets. He succeeds Mark P. Vergnano, who was named group vice president DuPont Safety & Protection earlier this month.

Powell, currently president of DuPont Greater China and DuPont China Holding, Co. Ltd., will be succeeded by Douglas W. Muzyka, currently vice president and general manager DuPont Nutrition and Health and president and chief executive officer of E.I. du Pont Canada Company. Muzyka will be responsible for driving business growth in China, one of the key markets for the company.

Powell, 47, who joined the company in 1982, has held a number of leadership assignments, including as global business director of DuPont Packaging & Industrial Polymers, with focus on the construction and consumer goods industries. He was named president of DuPont Greater China in 2004. Powell will relocate from Shanghai to Wilmington.

Muzyka, 51, has served in a variety of business and regional leadership roles since he joined the company in 1985. He was president and general manager of DuPont Mexico before being named to lead DuPont Canada in 2003. Muzyka will relocate from Toronto to Shanghai. His successor will be named later.

DuPont is a science company. Founded in 1802, DuPont puts science to work by creating sustainable solutions essential to a better, safer, healthier life for people everywhere. Operating in more than 70 countries, DuPont offers a wide range of innovative products and services for markets including agriculture, nutrition, electronics, communications, safety and protection, home and construction, transportation and apparel.


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