USA: Retirement Corteva Agriscience’s Senior Vice President & CTO to Retire
Neal Gutterson, Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer of Corteva Agriscience has announced his plans to retire from the company towards the latter half of 2020. However, he will continue to lead the firm until a new successor has been appointed.
Wilmington/USA – Corteva Agriscience has recently announced that Neal Gutterson, Ph.D., Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer (CTO), has indicated his intent to retire from the company in the second half of 2020. Gutterson remains fully committed to Corteva and to leading the R&D organisation until his successor is selected in order to ensure a smooth transition. The company has engaged an executive recruitment firm to identify a replacement.
“Neal’s extraordinary leadership helped create the strong, unified R&D capability and a leading industry pipeline that are driving Corteva’s future growth,” said James C. Collins, Jr., Chief Executive Officer of Corteva Agriscience. “Neal’s successor will be able to build on this solid, efficient foundation as we harness the power of science and technology to continue to serve our customers and consumers for years to come.”
Corteva has in place a strong, balanced pipeline, with 14 products introduced since the merger of Dow and Dupont in late 2017. Gutterson led the integration of three research organisations over the last several years, establishing a leading R&D capability through the combination of highly complementary capabilities from Dupont Pioneer, Dupont Crop Protection, and Dow Agro Sciences, and contributing to the delivery of merger cost synergies.
“I remain committed to Corteva and as passionate as ever about delivering on our purpose and strategy,” said Gutterson. “I have complete confidence that our broad innovation capability and technology advantage will enable us to continue to meet the evolving needs of our customers as we realise the enormous potential inherent in our company over the coming years.”