Category: People

DowDuPont came out with two big announcements today as the company prepares to split into three publicly traded entities, one for materials science, specialty products and agriculture. Jim Fitterling will become CEO of the materials science spin-off, which will retain the Dow name. He is the current COO for the Materials Science Division of DowDuPont.…

W.L. Gore & Associates this week announced that Jason Field will succeed Terri Kelly as president and CEO of the Newark-based materials science company. The transition will officially take place April 1. Field joined Gore in 2005 as a product specialist focusing on medical devices that treat thoracic aortic aneurysms. He eventually led the aortic…

The Delaware State Chamber of Commerce has announced that veteran lobbyist Michael J. Quaranta will take over as president after Rich Heffron retires on June 30, 2018. The Chamber allotted eight months starting last November to find a predecessor for Heffon, who started in 2014 and planned to serve only two years. Hired ahead of…

What will become of Delaware’s ex-offenders? That’s one of the biggest questions facing government and business over the next few years. In the failed bid to lure Amazon’s second headquarters, Delaware last year bragged about the state’s bright, young workforce. But policymakers and business leaders should really focus on the potential workers cycling in and…

25 people to watch in 2018

Delaware Business Times asked industry leaders to identify people to watch in their respective sectors. While there are many worthy candidates, we present 25 individuals to watch in the new year. David Leo Banks – Executive Chef and Owner of Harry’s Seafood Grill Chef David Banks in October became the sole owner of Harry’s Seafood…

New Research from University of Delaware’s John D’Arcy suggests that negative emotions can lead employees to engage in unsafe computer behavior. This could include using weak passwords, not using two-factor authentication, or accessing unapproved software, among other actions outside of company protocols. The main insight of the survey was that “moods and emotions influence people’s…

Rich Heffron was barely a teen when he watched the 1960 Democratic National Convention in the basement of the family home. “That’s what I want to do,” he told his dad and grandfather, who cautioned the young Heffron to first get a regular job. Fast forward nearly 60 years, and Heffron — on the cusp…

The television adaption of Delaware author Cindy Callaghan’s book “Just Add Magic” begins its third season on the Amazon Prime steaming service on Jan. 19. The book for tweens centers on three friends who discover a dusty old cookbook while cleaning out an attic. They decide to try a few of the mysterious recipes inside,…

MILTON — Dogfish Head Brewery officials announced that George Pastrana has been named president and chief executive officer. “George has impressed us every step of the way with his integrity, people-first, products-second leadership philosophy, sound experience at high level strategic planning, and his recognition that innovation and brand distinction are at the heart of every…

WILMINGTON – The Delaware State Chamber of Commerce elected Gary R. Stockbridge as their new chairman of the Board of Directors. Stockbridge is region president of Delmarva Power, an Exelon company. He succeeds Salvatore J. “Chip” Rossi, Bank of America. “The Chamber is in great hands with Gary Stockbridge as the new chairman. He is…