Delhi Sustainable Development Summit 2002
Ensuring sustainable livelihoods:

challenges for governments, corporates, and civil society at Rio+10
8 - 11 February 2002, New Delhi

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Dr Thomas M Connelly
Chief Technology Officer, DuPont, USA

Thomas M Connelly Jr, senior vice president and chief science and technology officer, joined DuPont in 1977, as research engineer in the Elastomer Chemicals Department at the DuPont Experimental Station in Wilmington, Delaware.

From 1980 to 1985, Dr Connelly served in research and plant technical leadership roles, in Deepwater, NJ, Louisville, KY and Parkersburg, WV. In 1985, Dr Connelly became global product manager for the Permasep business, based in Delaware.

From 1987 until 1994, Dr Connelly worked in Europe, first as Manager for Polymer Products in the United Kingdom, and as Director for the European Technical Center in Geneva, Switzerland.

While still in Geneva in early 1992, Dr Connelly assumed leadership of the Delrin engineering resins business, serving for the next five years as business director. Early in 1994, he moved to Hong Kong where he continued his Delrin role, and added responsibility for the Engineering Polymer business throughout Asia, except Japan.

In mid 1997, Dr Connelly assumed the role of business director for Kevlar aramid fibre, based in Richmond, Virginia. In January 1999, he was named vice president and general manager - DuPont Fluoroproducts. He was named to his current position on 1 September 2000.

Dr Connelly was born in 1952, in Toledo, Ohio. He graduated with highest honours from Princeton University with degrees in Chemical Engineering and Economics. As a Winston Churchill Scholar, he received his doctorate in Chemical Engineering from the University of Cambridge in 1977.

Dr Connelly and his wife Patricia and their two children live in Wilmington, Deleware.