Pugliese to lead DuPont fed business development

Frank Pugliese Jr., former commissioner of the General Services Administration's Federal Supply Service, has been appointed managing director of DuPont Government Business Development, a new business based in DuPont's Washington office.

Pugliese will lead the efforts of E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Co. to supply the federal government with technology, products and consulting services, especially in the areas of safety, protection and security.

Pugliese spent 28 years with GSA before retiring in 2000. In 1998, he received GSA's Distinguished Service Award, its most prestigious honor, followed by the 1999 Presidential Rank Award for Distinguished Executive.

Several DuPont executives will report to Pugliese.

Michael Crickenberger, vice president of DuPont Government Business Development, will focus on building and infrastructure protection. This includes providing building security against terrorism and natural threats as well as moisture damage and energy loss in both the commercial and military housing markets. James Fraley, vice president of DuPont Government Business Development, will focus on bringing consulting solutions in safety, emergency response and operational excellence to defense and civilian agencies.

Nancie Johnson will continue as vice president of DuPont Government Affairs.

Wilmington, Del.-based DuPont employs about 79,000 people in more than 70 countries, and had $24 billion in revenue in 2002.

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