WILMINGTON, Del., Aug. 19, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- DuPont (NYSE: DD) has named Jeanmarie F. Desmond as its vice president and controller, effective Aug. 17, succeeding Barry J. Niziolek who plans to retire in September following 34 years of service to the company.
"As controller, Barry has been a valuable member of my team in Finance, and DuPont is a more competitive company today thanks to his contributions," said Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer Nicholas C. Fanandakis. "Barry has brought greater transparency, accountability and productivity to the organization through his work as controller and has played a significant role in transforming this company. Equally important, he has been a trusted and forward-thinking leader whose wise counsel will be missed greatly by many of us who have worked with him over the years.
"Jean is a strong leader whose background in Investor Relations, Tax and Audit brings diverse experience to her new role as controller. I'm confident her recent work in modernizing and streamlining our Audit organization will benefit DuPont greatly as we move forward with the company's important transformation efforts. Jean has been a much-admired member of my team. Personally and professionally, I look forward to continuing to work with her."
Desmond, who joined DuPont in 1989, was most recently the general auditor and chief ethics and compliance leader. Previously, she spent her career in leadership roles in controllership, investor relations, tax, and financial planning and analysis.
Desmond earned a B.S. in Accounting from Mt. St. Mary's University in Emmitsburg, Md. She is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and Financial Executives International.
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 www.dupont.com.