Charles O. Holliday, Jr. to be Awarded the 2009 International Palladium Medal

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DuPont Chairman & CEO Recognized for Distinguished Contributions to the Chemical Industry.

Chad Holliday

distinguished contributions to the chemical industry.

The Société de Chimie Industrielle–American Section will award the 2009 International Palladium Medal to DuPont Chairman & CEO Charles O. Holliday, Jr. for his “distinguished contributions to the chemical industry.” He will receive the medal at an event in his honor on May 6, 2009, in New York City where DuPont President and CEO designate Ellen J. Kullman will introduce him.

“Chad Holliday has been at the top of the chemical industry leadership for the past decade, which has been a transformational period. The Palladium Committee recognized his efforts to advance science through the integration of biology and chemistry; to accelerate the globalization of the industry; and to make significant private and public contributions beyond his own company,” said John Roberts, chairman of the International Palladium Medal Award Committee.

Holliday is the third DuPont leader to receive this prestigious recognition. Past DuPont recipients include Edward R. Kane in 1979 and Edgar S. Woolard, Jr. in 1995. Kane was DuPont president and chief operating officer from 1973-1980 and Woolard was DuPont chairman and CEO from 1989-1995.

In 1958, the American Section for the United States instituted the International Palladium Medal, which "may be awarded annually to an individual who has distinguished himself or herself by reason of outstanding contribution to the chemical industry of such character and scope as to enhance the international aims and objectives of the Société de Chimie Industrielle." For more information about the Palladium Medal, go to: (Select “Latest News” tab.)

DuPont is a science-based products and services 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 and food; building and construction; communications; and transportation.

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