DuPont Executives Named Among the “Most Powerful Executives in America” by Black Enterprise Magazine

Contact: Carole Davies


WILMINGTON, Del., Sept. 27, 2012 – William J. Harvey, president of DuPont Packaging & Industrial Polymers and a member of the company’s Operating Team, and Shelley Stewart, Jr., vice president of Sourcing & Logistics and chief procurement officer, have been named among Black Enterprise magazine's “100 Most Powerful Executives in Corporate America.”

William J. Harvey, President DuPont Packaging & Industrial Polymers
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Shelley Stewart, Jr., Vice President DuPont Sourcing & Logistics and Chief Procurement Officer
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“I am deeply honored by this recognition,” said Harvey.  “Now more than ever it is vital to have leaders who bring different thinking and backgrounds to the table.  Our customers cross borders, and business leaders need to be open to new models and possibilities.”

Black Enterprise magazine compiled the list after six months of researching senior executives at the top 1,000 publicly traded companies with gross revenues of at least $1 billion. Candidates were selected based on their corporate responsibilities and influence on company revenue.

“I am truly grateful for this recognition and humbled to be on a list with so many esteemed leaders,” said Stewart. “In order to be successful in today’s global economy, it is important to trust in yourself and be willing to collaborate with others to find innovative solutions.”

Harvey is recognized as a performance-driven senior executive who delivers profitable growth in challenging global markets leveraging breakthrough products and driving highly efficient operations.  He has helped guide DuPont as vice president of Corporate Strategy and as vice president and general manager of the former DuPont Advanced Fiber Systems business. 

He led a major shift from a product to a market-facing approach utilizing its prominent brands, DuPont™ Kevlar®, Nomex® and Tyvek®.  He also served as general manager of the Peroxygen Chemical Division at FMC Corporation.  Currently, he is on the board of directors of Kennametal, Inc., a global leader in wear-resistant solutions.  He holds an MBA from the University of Virginia’s Darden Graduate School of Business, bachelor’s degree from Virginia Commonwealth University, and has completed several executive management programs at the Harvard Business School.

Stewart is recognized as an industry leading chief procurement officer who also is an industry leading business executive and progressive change agent. He has been a tireless advocate for the procurement profession and a strong believer that the broad-based experience and skills that a procurement and supply chain professional can gain prepares his or her well to add value at the executive level. He also is a leader in advancing the field of supply management and its perception as a major contributor to a company’s profitability. 

Stewart is on the board of directors of Cleco Corporation and has recently been appointed to the U.S. Department of Commerce National Advisory Council on Minority Business Enterprise.  He is chair of the visiting board of directors at Howard University’s School of Business, vice chair of the National Minority Supplier Development Council (NMSDC), a member of the Northeastern University Corp. and president of the board for The Boys and Girls Club of Trenton/Mercer County. Stewart holds a master’s degree in Business Administration from the University of New Haven and both a bachelor’s and master’s degree of Science in Criminal Justice from Northeastern University.  He is co-author of “Straight To The Bottom Line™:  An Executive’s Roadmap to World Class Supply Management,” (J.Ross Publishing).

The selection criteria and comprehensive profiles of the 100 Most Powerful Executives in Corporate America is available in the September 2012 issue of Black Enterprise magazine, a monthly business, investing and wealth-building resource for African Americans since 1970.

DuPont (NYSE: DD) has been bringing world-class science and engineering to the global marketplace in the form of innovative products, materials, and services since 1802.  The company believes that by collaborating with customers, governments, NGOs, and thought leaders we can help find solutions to such global challenges as providing enough healthy food for people everywhere, decreasing dependence on fossil fuels, and protecting life and the environment.  For additional information about DuPont and its commitment to inclusive innovation, please visit

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