Random News - June 2000

Gualtieri Joins DuPont
WILMINGTON, DE. (June 8)- - DuPont has named Ann Gualtieri as vice president of investor relations. She will oversee communications and relationships with investors and analysts at the $52 billion market cap, 53% institutionally owned science company. Her primary responsibility will be to ensure that all investors and analysts have the information they need to assess DuPont's corporate strategy, financial performance and business portfolio. Gualtieri joins DuPont from Monsanto, where she served most recently as vice president of investor relations. At Monsanto, she had primary responsibility for all IR strategy and activities relating to the Searle pharmaceutical business.

Still The King
ISLAMORADA, FLA. (June 4)- - In the way he captured checkered flags during his racing career, Richard Petty also was the checkered flag choice as the best all-time race driver, a new Zogby America survey shows. The latest poll of 1,205 adults nationwide showed that Petty was selected by 33.2% of the respondents. Runner up selections as all-time best were Mario Andretti with 12.2% and Dale Earnhardt with 10.4%. Jeff Gordon placed fourth with 5.2%, followed by A.J. Foyt with 4.8%, and Al Unser Sr. with 3.9%.

The Headliner
WILMINGTON, DE. (June 2)- - DuPont CEO Chad Holliday and Chief Operating Officer Richard Goodmanson hosted the DuPont Marketing Excellence Recognition (DMER) awards on Thursday at The Playhouse in Wilmington, Delaware. The awards recognized 86 DuPont employees from around the world for achievements in integrated science, knowledge intensity and productivity. Jeff Gordon made a surprise appearance and was introduced by Holliday as a role model in the racing world, just as the 86 DuPont honorees have become role models for their peers.

A Friend Is A Friend
HARRISBURG, N.C. (June 2)- - Ray Evernham and Jeff Gordon have traveled down vastly different career paths since Evernham left Hendrick Motorsports last September. Gordon signed a lucrative deal to remain with the organization as long as he was a NASCAR driver and Evernham signed a long term agreement with Dodge to become a multi-car owner in the 2001 season and beyond. Though his new race team now has its drivers and sponsorship firmly in place, Evernham took a minute to reflect on what he left behind. "I don't want to get philosophical, but whenever you do something like this and change what you do, you have some feelings. It was the right career move for me, but I'm not totally happy yet," Evernham said. "I love Rick Hendrick, and Jeff Gordon was like a brother to me. I miss them." Without a doubt, that feeling is mutual.

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