The actions include the appointment of Craig G. Naylor, group vice president - DuPont Performance Materials, to the newly created position of Group vice president - Asia Pacific. Naylor assumes responsibility for growth in Asia, with special emphasis on China and India.
Jeffrey L. Keefer, vice president and general manager - DuPont Titanium Technologies, was named Group vice president - DuPont Performance Materials, succeeding Naylor. Sam W. Severance, Global Manufacturing director - DuPont Titanium Technologies, was named vice president and general manager - DuPont Titanium Technologies, succeeding Keefer.
The company also appointed Executive Vice President John C. Hodgson to the newly created position of Chief Marketing & Sales officer, and created several new positions designed to strengthen the company's presence in high-growth, emerging economies. Thomas G. Powell, Global Business director - DuPont Packaging & Industrial Polymers, was named president - DuPont Greater China; Henrique H. Ubrig, president - DuPont South America, was named president - DuPont India/Pakistan; and Eduardo W. Wanick, president - DuPont Mexico, was named president of the newly established DuPont Latin America Region, which includes South America, Central America and Mexico.