Edward G. Jefferson
Jefferson is credited with streamlining duPont’s operations and diversifying its portfolio – setting the stage for a new era in the company’s history. His purchase of Conoco in 1981 dramatically changed the duPont landscape providing a ready supply of oil and gas for its massive internal requirements. Though deemed expensive at the time ($7.3 billion), the Conoco acquisition was instrumental in securing duPont’s growth and positioning the company for the future.

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