Michelman has recruited Dr Portia Yarborough as the company’s new chief science and sustainability officer (CSSO).

Dr Yarborough has had a near 25-year career at DuPont, starting out in research and application development through technology management, technical services and strategic planning. This led to new business development management, global technical leadership and strategic innovation roles.

Michelman noted that such experience gives Dr Yarborough, ‘a track record of building and delivering innovation pipelines to sustain growth of multimillion-dollar portfolios’, and making her a, ‘strategic change champion with a strong focus on differentiated risk management, sustainability, and innovating safer by design.’

Rick Michelman, president and CEO at Michelman, said, ‘Her leadership expertise and industry knowledge will help us accelerate our sustainability initiatives throughout Michelman and the industries we serve. Her passion for community and professional involvement – from advocating for trails and scenic byways with Delaware Greenways to sparking curiosity with educational experiences through Hope Academy Fund – aligns perfectly with Michelman’s values of focusing on people and communities. We are very excited to see how Portia will serve as a catalyst for Michelman’s continued growth as a sustainability leader.’

Dr Yarborough said, ‘This is a fantastic opportunity to apply my experience and help advance Michelman’s efforts of “Innovating a Sustainable Future”.’