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Edgar S. Woolard, Jr.

DuPont Corporation

1989 - 1995

Chemicals & Industrial

Military ServiceArmy
1980 b. 1934
male
EducationOneDegree
UndergraduateNorth Carolina State University
Personal
Born-Died1934
BirthplaceNorth Carolina (NC)
RaceWhite
FatherOwner, Small Business
Era - 1980

Upon becoming CEO of duPont, Woolard oversaw a massive downsizing and focused the company on its core products. In addition to drastically cutting costs, Woolard restructured duPont into twenty semi-autonomous units and expanded duPont internationally. By the end of his tenure, duPontís earnings had increased by 65% and its stock value had increased by 160%.