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Jim Collins  

President, Industrial Biosciences DuPont

James C. Collins, Jr. is senior vice president of DuPont. He has responsibility for Industrial Biosciences, Performance Polymers and Packaging & Industrial Polymers businesses and for leading the company’s renewably sourced initiatives. He joined DuPont in 1984.

He began his career in DuPont Manufacturing and held positions in engineering, supervision and business management at a variety of plant sites. In 1993, he moved to Wilmington, Del., working in the Ag Sales & Marketing Group. He then served in a variety of roles across the globe, supporting the growth of DuPont’s agricultural businesses including the integration of Protein Technologies International (PTI) and Pioneer Hi-Bred International. While living in Hong Kong he led DuPont’s production agriculture businesses to rapidly expand our presence in Asia. From 2004 to 2010, Mr. Collins was responsible for DuPont Crop Protection first as vice president and general manager and then president.

He was appointed vice president for Acquisition & Integration in January 2011 and led the integration of Danisco into DuPont. In May 2011, he was named president for the newly formed DuPont Industrial Biosciences which evolved from the Danisco transaction. He was named to his current position in September 2013.

Mr. Collins studied at Christian Brothers College in Memphis, Tenn., and received his B.S. in Chemical Engineering. He also received his MBA from the University of Delaware in Marketing with a focus on International Business. He has received an honorary American FFA Degree for his efforts to promote Agriculture education with youth in the United States. In 2012, Biofuels Digest named him one of the Most Influential People in Bioenergy.


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