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1 Inverview with Don Linsenmann, 2021 December 16, 2022 January 6 2021-12-16, 2022-01-06, 2022-01-06 Linsemann, Don, 1950- (interviewee), Plasky, Joseph G. (interviewer) This interview provides insight as to how DuPont developed talent for upper management.
Oral history interviews with former employees of DuPont Company's Textile Fibers Department (Accession 2010.215) 2010215_20211216_Linsemann Oral history interviews with former employees of DuPont Company's Textile Fibers Department
2 Inverview with Hal Snyder, 2021 December 2021-12-10, 2021-12-14, 2021-12-14 Snyder, Hal (interviewee), Plasky, Joseph G. (interviewer) Snyder discusses research at DuPont and developing research facilities. He talks about Delrin production at Parkersburg, before discussing his time developing the Lycra business.
Oral history interviews with former employees of DuPont Company's Textile Fibers Department (Accession 2010.215) 2010215_20211210_Snyder Oral history interviews with former employees of DuPont Company's Textile Fibers Department
3 Inverview with Daine Rochester, 2021 November 23 2021-11-23 Rochester, Daine, 1935- (interviewee), Plasky, Joseph G. (interviewer) As a DuPont Canada employee, Rochester gives great insight into the marketing relationship between DuPont USA and DuPont Canada. He had the opportunity and responsibility for developing markets where none existed. He relates how he did the complete marketing effort for the products. He started with spun-bonded products and worked primarily with these products which he developed into many end uses. He describes his relationship with the marketing groups in DuPont USA and how he coordinated his...
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As a DuPont Canada employee, Rochester gives great insight into the marketing relationship between DuPont USA and DuPont Canada. He had the opportunity and responsibility for developing markets where none existed. He relates how he did the complete marketing effort for the products. He started with spun-bonded products and worked primarily with these products which he developed into many end uses. He describes his relationship with the marketing groups in DuPont USA and how he coordinated his efforts with them. This led to the expansion of sales of existing products and the identification of new end uses for existing products.
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Oral history interviews with former employees of DuPont Company's Textile Fibers Department (Accession 2010.215) 2010215_20211123_Rochester Oral history interviews with former employees of DuPont Company's Textile Fibers Department
4 Inverview with Ardie Emery, 2021 November 9 2021-11-09 Emery, Arden (interviewee), Plasky, Joseph G. (interviewer) Emery relates his broad experience in many capacities and product lines. He discusses Typar being used in carpet backing to replace jute. He discusses the Dacron filament men’s wear market and the importance of the diaper market. He also discusses aspects of the Lycra market, with comments on the Lycra business model prior to its going global.
Oral history interviews with former employees of DuPont Company's Textile Fibers Department (Accession 2010.215) 2010215_20211109_Emery Oral history interviews with former employees of DuPont Company's Textile Fibers Department
5 Inverview with William Briggs, 2021 October 20 2021-10-20 Briggs, William, 1951- (interviewee), Plasky, Joseph G. (interviewer) In the interview, Briggs discusses his parents and early life in Salisbury, Maryland. He talks about his education and his work as a draftsman and planner in the design section at DuPont. He worked in various positions at Dupont. He explains his responsibilities in detail including work in accounting and finance. He discusses the impact of layoffs at Seaford in 1984. He discusses issues around unionization at the DuPont Seaford plant; company efforts at improving morale; and changes in and...
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In the interview, Briggs discusses his parents and early life in Salisbury, Maryland. He talks about his education and his work as a draftsman and planner in the design section at DuPont. He worked in various positions at Dupont. He explains his responsibilities in detail including work in accounting and finance. He discusses the impact of layoffs at Seaford in 1984. He discusses issues around unionization at the DuPont Seaford plant; company efforts at improving morale; and changes in and adoption of technology. He concludes the interview speaking in detail about issues and specific incidences around race and prejudice during his career at DuPont.
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Oral history interviews with former employees of DuPont Company's Textile Fibers Department (Accession 2010.215) 2010215_20211020_Briggs Oral history interviews with former employees of DuPont Company's Textile Fibers Department
6 Inverview with John Molter, 2021 October 15 2021-10-15 Molter, John, 1935- (interviewee), Plasky, Joseph G. (interviewer) Molter discusses his work in end-use marketing and product development in the spun-bonded markets. His discussion indicates a lot of freedom for the end-use marketing group to develop markets.
Oral history interviews with former employees of DuPont Company's Textile Fibers Department (Accession 2010.215) 2010215_20211015_Molter Oral history interviews with former employees of DuPont Company's Textile Fibers Department
7 Inverview with Mark Conrad, 2021 September 2021-09-16, 2021-09-21, 2021-09-21 Conrad, Mark, 1957- (interviewee), Plasky, Joseph G. (interviewer) Conrad relates attempted improvements to the Industrial Dacron business that was not enough to end the decline. He discusses his experiences as an engineer working in manufacturing. He discusses broadly his path as an engineer working in multiple capacities including technical, supervision, marketing, and product planning.
Oral history interviews with former employees of DuPont Company's Textile Fibers Department (Accession 2010.215) 2010215_20210916_Conrad Oral history interviews with former employees of DuPont Company's Textile Fibers Department
8 Inverview with Alex Morze, 2021 September 9 2021-09-09 Morze, Alexander (interviewee), Plasky, Joseph G. (interviewer) Morze talks in-depth about the structure and function of DuPont marketing. He speaks about developing markets for Corfam.
Oral history interviews with former employees of DuPont Company's Textile Fibers Department (Accession 2010.215) 2010215_20210909_Morze Oral history interviews with former employees of DuPont Company's Textile Fibers Department
9 Inverview with Richard Darlington, 2021 September 2021-09-02, 2021-09-08, 2021-09-08 Darlington, Richard (interviewee), Plasky, Joseph G. (interviewer) His interview covers DuPont marketing, the upholstery business, interaction between External Affairs and the business units, and the operation of the Charlotte office.
Oral history interviews with former employees of DuPont Company's Textile Fibers Department (Accession 2010.215) 2010215_20210902_Darlington Oral history interviews with former employees of DuPont Company's Textile Fibers Department
10 Inverview with Henry Maier, 2021 August 31 2021-08-31 Maier, Henry, 1941- (interviewee), Plasky, Joseph G. (interviewer) The interview offers insight into early IT programs and digital technology at DuPont.
Oral history interviews with former employees of DuPont Company's Textile Fibers Department (Accession 2010.215) 2010215_20210831_Maier Oral history interviews with former employees of DuPont Company's Textile Fibers Department
11 Inverview with Ninabeth G. Sowell, 2021 August 25 2021-08-25 Sowell, Nina, 1956- (interviewee), Plasky, Joseph G. (interviewer) During the interview, she discusses her early life and the influence of her father on her career. She talks about being hired at DuPont and says that her hiring came at a time when the company was trying to diversify the workforce. She was one of four women at the same time hired in technical marketing. She talks about how she felt being hired under the diversity push at DuPont. She discusses her many roles with the company in great detail and a failed attempt to market Tyvek to the apparel...
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During the interview, she discusses her early life and the influence of her father on her career. She talks about being hired at DuPont and says that her hiring came at a time when the company was trying to diversify the workforce. She was one of four women at the same time hired in technical marketing. She talks about how she felt being hired under the diversity push at DuPont. She discusses her many roles with the company in great detail and a failed attempt to market Tyvek to the apparel industry. She speaks directly about the working environment at DuPont and what it was like being a woman in a male-dominated business.
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Oral history interviews with former employees of DuPont Company's Textile Fibers Department (Accession 2010.215) 2010215_20210825_Sowell Oral history interviews with former employees of DuPont Company's Textile Fibers Department
12 Inverview with Kewal Likhyani, 2021 August 24 2021-08-24 Likhyani, Kewal, 1947- (interviewee), Plasky, Joseph G. (interviewer) Kewal discusses his experience early in his career and his assignments researching Kelvar. He then talks about his work with a hollow fil aramid fiber for use in reverse osmosis applications.
Oral history interviews with former employees of DuPont Company's Textile Fibers Department (Accession 2010.215) 2010215_20210824_Likhyani Oral history interviews with former employees of DuPont Company's Textile Fibers Department
13 Inverview with Daniel Monigle, 2021 August 23 2021-08-23 Monigle, Daniel J., 1945- (interviewee), Plasky, Joseph G. (interviewer) This interview offers insight into the operations at Chestnut Run and DuPont research and development.
Oral history interviews with former employees of DuPont Company's Textile Fibers Department (Accession 2010.215) 2010215_20210823_Monigle Oral history interviews with former employees of DuPont Company's Textile Fibers Department
14 Inverview with Grant McRorie, 2021 August 23 2021-08-23 McRorie, Robert Grant, 1940- (interviewee), Plasky, Joseph G. (interviewer) This interview provides insight into the management of the many marketing efforts related to DuPont textile fibers.
Oral history interviews with former employees of DuPont Company's Textile Fibers Department (Accession 2010.215) 2010215_20210823_McRorie Oral history interviews with former employees of DuPont Company's Textile Fibers Department
15 Inverview with Mike Mcleod, 2021 August 16 2021-08-16 Mcleod, Mike, 1941- (interviewee), Plasky, Joseph G. (interviewer) Mike discusses working multiple assignments in manufacturing jobs at Kinston, North Carolina. He relates his involvement with promoting the first Black supervisor at Kinston. He talks about union organizing attempts and how he developed a relationship with plant manager (Ed Woolard) and how that relationship diverted union efforts. He discusses a period working with the Akron, Ohio market before being transferred to the export industrial business where he worked with Joe Carroll in the Far...
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Mike discusses working multiple assignments in manufacturing jobs at Kinston, North Carolina. He relates his involvement with promoting the first Black supervisor at Kinston. He talks about union organizing attempts and how he developed a relationship with plant manager (Ed Woolard) and how that relationship diverted union efforts. He discusses a period working with the Akron, Ohio market before being transferred to the export industrial business where he worked with Joe Carroll in the Far East and South America markets. He also describes the Cordura business and his effort to start a color seal Cordura business with the military.
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Oral history interviews with former employees of DuPont Company's Textile Fibers Department (Accession 2010.215) 2010215_20210816_Mcleod Oral history interviews with former employees of DuPont Company's Textile Fibers Department
16 Lead Graffiti, Ray Nichols and Jilly Cypher interview [transcript] 2021-05-03 Nichols, Raymond, 1946- (interviewee), Cypher, Jill (interviewee), Hologic (Firm) (associated name), Spohn, Benjamin (interviewer) In this interview, Ray Nichols and Jill Cypher talk about their graphic design and advertising career and their work for Direct Radiography. In working for Direct Radiography, Nichols and Cypher worked with engineers and became very familiar with the company's technology and showcase this familiarity throughout the interview. They also go into many of the big campaigns that they worked on throughout their career, including design work for the Hagley Museum. Cypher and Nichols offer insight...
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In this interview, Ray Nichols and Jill Cypher talk about their graphic design and advertising career and their work for Direct Radiography. In working for Direct Radiography, Nichols and Cypher worked with engineers and became very familiar with the company's technology and showcase this familiarity throughout the interview. They also go into many of the big campaigns that they worked on throughout their career, including design work for the Hagley Museum. Cypher and Nichols offer insight into the advertising and graphic design industry and how that intersected with the medical imaging field.
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Hologic Medical Imaging oral histories (Accession 2020.201) 2020201_Nichols_Ray_and_Cypher_Jill_20210503_transcript Hologic Digital Mammography oral histories
17 Ray Nichols and Jill Cypher interview 2021-05-03 Nichols, Raymond, 1946- (interviewee), Cypher, Jill (interviewee), Hologic (Firm) (associated name), Spohn, Benjamin (interviewer) In this interview, Ray Nichols and Jill Cypher talk about their graphic design and advertising career and their work for Direct Radiography. In working for Direct Radiography, Nichols and Cypher worked with engineers and became very familiar with the company's technology and showcase this familiarity throughout the interview. They also go into many big campaigns they worked on throughout their career, including design work for the Hagley Museum. Cypher and Nichols offer insight into the...
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In this interview, Ray Nichols and Jill Cypher talk about their graphic design and advertising career and their work for Direct Radiography. In working for Direct Radiography, Nichols and Cypher worked with engineers and became very familiar with the company's technology and showcase this familiarity throughout the interview. They also go into many big campaigns they worked on throughout their career, including design work for the Hagley Museum. Cypher and Nichols offer insight into the advertising and graphic design industry and how that intersected with the medical imaging field.
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Hologic Medical Imaging oral histories (Accession 2020.201) 2020201_Nichols_Ray_and_Cypher_Jill_20210503 Hologic Digital Mammography oral histories
18 John Pekarsky interview 2021-04-01 Pekarsky, John, 1953- (interviewee), Hologic (Firm) (associated name), Spohn, Benjamin (interviewer) In this interview, Pekarsky details his work experiences for Siemens, Trex Medical, and Hologic. Pekarsky spent his career in sales and spends time talking about the many changes he implemented as the Senior VP of Sales at Hologic. This included changes to the compensation and award system, the annual meetings, and the overall structure of Hologic's sales approach. Pekarsky also mentions some of his specific experiences in the medical sales industry including meeting cancer survivors,...
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In this interview, Pekarsky details his work experiences for Siemens, Trex Medical, and Hologic. Pekarsky spent his career in sales and spends time talking about the many changes he implemented as the Senior VP of Sales at Hologic. This included changes to the compensation and award system, the annual meetings, and the overall structure of Hologic's sales approach. Pekarsky also mentions some of his specific experiences in the medical sales industry including meeting cancer survivors, travelling to RSNA and other trade shows, and his relationships with his Hologic colleagues.
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Hologic Medical Imaging oral histories (Accession 2020.201) 2020201_Pekarsky_John_20210401 Hologic Digital Mammography oral histories
19 John Pekarsky interview [transcript] 2021-04-01 Pekarsky, John, 1953- (interviewee), Hologic (Firm) (associated name), Spohn, Benjamin (interviewer) In this interview, Pekarsky details his work experiences for Siemens, Trex Medical, and Hologic. Pekarsky spent his career in sales and spends time talking about the many changes he implemented as the Senior VP of Sales at Hologic. This included changes to the compensation and award system, the annual meetings, and the overall structure of Hologic's sales approach. Pekarsky also mentions some of his specific experiences in the medical sales industry including meeting cancer survivors,...
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In this interview, Pekarsky details his work experiences for Siemens, Trex Medical, and Hologic. Pekarsky spent his career in sales and spends time talking about the many changes he implemented as the Senior VP of Sales at Hologic. This included changes to the compensation and award system, the annual meetings, and the overall structure of Hologic's sales approach. Pekarsky also mentions some of his specific experiences in the medical sales industry including meeting cancer survivors, travelling to RSNA and other trade shows, and his relationships with his Hologic colleagues.
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Hologic Medical Imaging oral histories (Accession 2020.201) 2020201_Pekarsky_John_20210401_transcript Hologic Digital Mammography oral histories
20 Cornell Williams interview 2021-03-18 Williams, Cornell, 1959- (interviewee), Hologic (Firm) (associated name), Spohn, Benjamin (interviewer) In this interview, Williams discusses his educational and life experiences that led him to work as an engineer for Hologic. Williams offers his views and beliefs on education, work, and life and shares some of the insights that he has gained throughout his career. Williams walks through the processes of creating and marketing a new technology and some of the key steps he has experience with including patenting, development, and working with doctors.
Hologic Medical Imaging oral histories (Accession 2020.201) 2020201_Williams_Cornell_20210318 Hologic Digital Mammography oral histories
21 Cornell Williams interview [transcript] 2021-03-18 Williams, Cornell, 1959- (interviewee), Hologic (Firm) (associated name), Spohn, Benjamin (interviewer) In this interview, Williams discusses his educational and life experiences that led him to work as an engineer for Hologic. Williams offers his views and beliefs on education, work, and life and shares some of the insights that he has gained throughout his career. Williams walks through the processes of creating and marketing a new technology and some of the key steps he has experience with including patenting, development, and working with doctors.
Hologic Medical Imaging oral histories (Accession 2020.201) 2020201_Williams_Cornell_20210318_transcript Hologic Digital Mammography oral histories
22 Interview with Carl Milligan, 2021 February 19 2021-02-19 Milligan, Carl, 1934?- (interviewee), Plasky, Joseph G. (interviewer) Interviewer Joe Plasky asks the interviewee to describe their early life, education, and career history. In his interview, Carl Milligan details the following development projects with which he was involved: methods for determination of ratio of lubricant to antistatic on Dacron staple; equilibrium-no ditch process for staple fibers; beaming process for applying tints to industrial tire yarns; analytical methods for industrial evaluation of epoxy adhesive-activated tire yarns; unreactive...
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Interviewer Joe Plasky asks the interviewee to describe their early life, education, and career history. In his interview, Carl Milligan details the following development projects with which he was involved: methods for determination of ratio of lubricant to antistatic on Dacron staple; equilibrium-no ditch process for staple fibers; beaming process for applying tints to industrial tire yarns; analytical methods for industrial evaluation of epoxy adhesive-activated tire yarns; unreactive epoxies for use in industrial spinning; Kevlar staple process; and improved staple finish in conjunction with Goulston, Inc.
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Oral history interviews with former employees of DuPont Company's Textile Fibers Department (Accession 2010.215) 2010215_20210219_Milligan Oral history interviews with former employees of DuPont Company's Textile Fibers Department
23 Interview with Charles Otis "Chad" Holliday, Jr., 2021 January 4 2021-01-04 Holliday, Chad (Charles O.), 1948- (interviewee), Plasky, Joseph G. (interviewer) In his interview, Chad Holliday describes the various manufacturing and supervisory roles he held with DuPont prior to being named CEO of the company in 1998. He begins with his first job to support manufacturing at Old Hickory, Tennessee in 1970. He comments that his previous work in his father’s industrial supply business served him well in his industrial engineering work at Old Hickory. He talks about the "Reemay #3 tank" and describes the various improvements made while he was working in...
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In his interview, Chad Holliday describes the various manufacturing and supervisory roles he held with DuPont prior to being named CEO of the company in 1998. He begins with his first job to support manufacturing at Old Hickory, Tennessee in 1970. He comments that his previous work in his father’s industrial supply business served him well in his industrial engineering work at Old Hickory. He talks about the "Reemay #3 tank" and describes the various improvements made while he was working in spinning including to yarn improvement teams, shipping containers, and random doffing.

After mentioning his progression to shift supervisor and then day supervisor, he describes his promotion to IE (Industrial Engineering) Group supervisor, during which he brought in mentors and coaches for his group of nine engineers, the result of which was that they "blew out all goals for the year."

He then relates his transfer to Wilmington as Dacron business analyst when the filament business was struggling, where he was responsible for reviewing 97 MTM (Methods-Time Measurement) charts each week.

He then describes his transfer to Cooper River, South Carolina as a key point in his career, where he was control area supervisor and staple area supervisor. He comments on the different management structure at the site compared to other textile fiber plants at the time. He describes bringing his Cooper River experience with him to his next assignment as Planning and Control Superintendent at Martinsville, Virginia, where, through Hank Clark, was exposed to the concepts of operational excellence (OE).

He then comments on his promotion to Assistant Plant Manager at Seaford, Delaware and his assignment in Corporate Plans. He explains the principle of "direct use cost system." He describes the corporate objective of cutting cost by 5000 employees. The plan was to retire 5000 employees by a +5 service and a +5 age offer. This plan was oversubscribed by retiring 15,000 employees.

He then details doubling the earnings of Nomex in one year as Business Manager and describes business activity in Japan. The last item he discusses is the settlement of the patent lawsuit brought against Kevlar by Akzo N.V.
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Oral history interviews with former employees of DuPont Company's Textile Fibers Department (Accession 2010.215) 2010215_20210104_Holliday Oral history interviews with former employees of DuPont Company's Textile Fibers Department
24 Interview with Joanne Leigh, 2020 December 9 2020-12-09 Leigh, Joanne, 1938- (interviewee), Plasky, Joseph G. (interviewer) Interviewer Joe Plasky asks the interviewee to describe their early life, education, and career history.
Oral history interviews with former employees of DuPont Company's Textile Fibers Department (Accession 2010.215) 2010215_20201209_Leigh Oral history interviews with former employees of DuPont Company's Textile Fibers Department
25 Interview with Dave Rea, 2020 November 20 2020-11-20 Rea, David, 1940- (interviewee), Plasky, Joseph G. (interviewer) In his interview, David Rea discusses his career with DuPont, providing insight into the nylon supply chain and the business unit of DuPont’s nylon business. He also discusses corporate planning and organizational effectiveness efforts within DuPont.
Oral history interviews with former employees of DuPont Company's Textile Fibers Department (Accession 2010.215) 2010215_20201120_Rea Oral history interviews with former employees of DuPont Company's Textile Fibers Department

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