Sen. Carper’s Statement on Ellen Kullman’s Resignation from DuPont

WILMINGTON, Del. – Today, U.S. Sen. Tom Carper (D-Del.) released the following statement on the news that DuPont Chair and CEO Ellen Kullman will resign on October 16th

“It’s not often that I find myself at a loss for words, but I do today. I am deeply saddened by Ellen’s decision to step down from her post at DuPont later this month. She is one of this country’s great business leaders, and she has worked tirelessly to continue the company’s centuries-old tradition of success.

“One of Delaware’s very own, she deftly guided DuPont through the turbulence of the Great Recession and stayed the course during the tumultuous past year – all while repositioning the company to compete and win in the rapidly changing global economy. Most important, she accomplished all of this while being honest and fair with the company’s shareholders, customers, employees and the people in its surrounding communities. I admire Ellen’s strong leadership, and believe wholeheartedly that DuPont is better today because of her hard work over the past seven years. I wish her and her family all the best in this next chapter of their lives.”