Philadelphia -- DuPont senior vice president and chief science & technology officer Thomas M. Connelly, Jr. was presented the 2005 "Award for Executive Excellence" as part of the Chemical Heritage Foundation "Heritage Day 2005" ceremonies on 9 June. The award is given annually to an individual who has made an outstanding contribution in the field of commercial development and marketing in the chemical and allied industries.
Connelly graduated with highest honors from Princeton University with degrees in chemical engineering and economics. He received his doctorate in chemical engineering from the University of Cambridge in 1977, and subsequently joined DuPont as a research engineer in the Elastomer Chemicals Department based in Wilmington, Delaware. His subsequent career
has taken him across the company and around the world in positions that included responsibility for products such as DuPont(TM) Kevlar to Delrin, and Geneva to Hong Kong.
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Press release from DuPont