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August Business News: DuPont announces promotions, state chamber seeks 2015 ‘superstars’

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DuPont announces promotions

DuPont recently announced that it has named Marc Doyle senior vice president for its safety and protection businesses, reporting to Ellen Kullman, chair and CEO.

Matthew L. Trerotola, who was executive vice president with responsibility for safety and protection and electronics and communications businesses, as well as the company’s Asia Pacific region, has resigned from DuPont to accept another position.

Doyle began his career at DuPont in research in 1995.  He advanced through successive business development, marketing, strategic planning and regional directorship roles spanning several DuPont materials businesses, eventually leading the DuPont Kevlar and Nomex businesses globally.  He became president of DuPont Protection Technologies in June 2013

James C. Collins Jr., executive vice president for industrial biosciences and performance materials, also will assume responsibility for electronics and communications.  Douglas Muzyka, senior vice president and chief science and technology officer, adds responsibility for Asia-Pacific.

“Marc is a proven leader with a distinguished record of success at DuPont,” said Kullman.  “We are confident Marc, Jim and Doug will
bring their strong results-orientation, energy and accountability to their
new responsibilities.”

State Chamber seeks 2015 ‘Superstars’

The Delaware State Chamber of Commerce is once again conducting its Marvin S. Gilman Superstars in Business Awards program, now in its 17th year. As the Chamber’s most important tribute to small business, the Superstars in Business program is seeking outstanding small businesses to fete.

The Delaware State Chamber of Commerce launched the Marvin S. Gilman Superstars in Business Awards program in 1998 to recognize extraordinary small businesses and nonprofit organizations in the state. The winning Superstars in Business companies have been heralded as models of small business excellence, commended for their first-rate performance in such areas as strategic marketing, customer service, quality control and financial performance. They also excel as good stewards of the community, giving back and paying forward through leadership and employee involvement.

The application form is now available and can be completed online at ssb.dscc.com. Printed copies are also available by emailing Kelly Wetzel at kwetzel@dscc.com or calling (302) 576-6564.

Winners will be judged in four different categories: companies with 1-24 employees, 25-59 employees, 60-150 employees, and nonprofit organizations. Awards of excellence will also be given to deserving companies.

To be eligible, companies must be members of the state chamber. They must have been in business for at least three continuous years, and they must have 150 or fewer employees. Previous winners may reapply after five years. The deadline for entry is Aug. 20.

This year’s awards will be celebrated at a luncheon ceremony on Nov. 10 at the Hotel du Pont’s Gold Ballroom. The keynote speaker will be Hal Real, the entrepreneur who formed Real Entertainment Group Inc. to change the landscape for music audiences and artists. Real opened World Cafe Live, a nationally acclaimed live music venue, restaurant and events complex in Philadelphia and World Cafe Live at the Queen Theater in Wilmington.

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