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Peter Hemken to Lead DuPont Bio-Based Materials, John Ranieri to Lead DuPont Bio-Based Materials - Energy & Specialties

Monday March 20, 1:30 pm ET

WILMINGTON, Del., March 20 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- DuPont today announced that Peter C. Hemken has been named vice president and general manager for DuPont Bio-Based Materials - Sorona® and Bio-PDO(TM). He will be responsible for globalizing adoption of DuPont(TM) Sorona® and Bio- PDO(TM), the first DuPont materials made using corn as the raw material.

Concurrently, John P. Ranieri is named vice president and general manager for DuPont Bio-Based Materials - Energy & Specialties. He will be responsible for driving value-creation opportunities in bio-fuels, bio-medical and bio- surfaces applications.

"These moves further demonstrate the confidence we have in the growth of our Bio-Based Materials portfolio," said DuPont Senior Vice President and Chief Science & Technology Officer Thomas M. Connelly. "DuPont is recognized as the global leader in the development of new materials using biology, and we're pleased to have Peter and John focus their expertise on the growth of DuPont's bio-based business opportunity."

Hemken, 50, previously served as the CEO of Kordsa International, formerly DuPont-Sabanci International. He first joined DuPont in 1977 and has held a variety of engineering, technical, manufacturing, marketing and business management positions - mainly in the former nylon, polyester and other fibers businesses in the United States and in Asia. Ranieri, 46, joined DuPont in 2002 from Aortech International, a medical device company, and has led DuPont's bio-based materials businesses since then.

DuPont Bio-Based Materials is focused on the development of biotechnology solutions using biology, chemistry, materials science, and engineering in an integrated fashion to serve our customers.

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.

The DuPont Oval, DuPont(TM), The miracles of science(TM), and Sorona® and Bio-PDO(TM) are registered trademarks or trademarks of DuPont or its affiliates.

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