WILMINGTON, DE — DuPont Co., in a major realignment of its key leadership positions, has named three executive vice presidents to serve as chief operating officers for their respective business units. The appointments include a senior executive from outside the company, Richard R. Goodmanson, who is joining DuPont as executive vice president and chief operating officer of the Specialty Fibers and Performance Coatings and Polymers business segments. He was formerly president and CEO of America West Airlines.
Dennis H. Reilley, currently senior vice president, has been named executive vice president and chief operating officer of the Pigments and Chemicals, Specialty Polymers, Nylon, and Polyester business segments. Kurt M. Landgraf, currently executive vice president, has been named to the additional position of chief operating officer of the two business segments he heads, Pharmaceuticals and Agriculture and Nutrition.
Reilley, a DuPont senior vice president since 1997, has held a series of leadership positions in the company’s chemicals and fibers businesses, including White Pigments and Mineral Products and Specialty Chemicals. Landgraf also has held a number of high-ranking management positions, including chief financial officer of the corporation and president and CEO of the DuPont Merck Pharmaceutical Co.