Brief: DuPont taps Pugliese to lead federal business

Frank Pugliese Jr. was appointed managing director of DuPont Government Business Development, a new business based in DuPont's Washington office, as the Wilmington, Del., company increases its emphasis on the federal government.

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.

"Our goal is to make the interaction between the federal government and DuPont as seamless and streamlined as possible in order to respond to growing needs with the best quality, service and pricing," Pugliese said.

Pugliese's main task will be helping federal, state and local governments access the solutions offered by the safety and protection segment of DuPont, a $3.6 billion business. The company will work to bring new technologies to defense and civilian

agencies to protect people and critical infrastructures.

Pugliese, former commissioner of the General Services Administration's Federal Supply Service, 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.

Reporting to Pugliese will be Michael Crickenberger, vice president of DuPont Government Business Development, who 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. Her team will collaborate closely with the Government Business Development team, according to the company.

DuPont produces products and services for a variety of markets, including agriculture, electronics, transportation and safety and protection. The firm employs about 79,000 people in more than 70 countries, and had $24 billion in revenue in 2002.

Staff Writer Gail Repsher Emery can be reached at

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