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MACLACHLAN TO RETIRE AS SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT, RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT

 WILMINGTON, Del., Nov. 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Alexander MacLachlan, DuPont's (NYSE: DD) senior vice president of research and development and a widely recognized advocate for keeping U.S. science and technology competitive in the global marketplace, has elected to retire Dec. 31.
 Joseph A. Miller, Jr. will succeed MacLachlan on Jan. 1. Miller, 51, is currently vice president, science and engineering laboratory, DuPont Central Research and Development. His current duties will be consolidated with those of his new position.
 MacLachlan joined DuPont in 1957 after receiving his doctorate in physical organic chemistry from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. As a professional scientist, he published numerous technical articles on photo and radiation chemistry and obtained several patents that led to commercial products.
 As a research manager, beginning in the early 1960s, he led the development of new products for the printing and publishing and X-ray businesses both in the U.S. and in Germany for du Pont de Nemours (Deutschland) GMBH. He subsequently held marketing and research management positions in the photo products, polymers and chemicals and pigments departments before being named assistant director of the entral research and development department in 1982. In 1986 he was promoted to senior vice president -- technology, and assumed his present position in 1990.
 MacLachlan was named to the National Academy of Engineering last year in recognition of his many contributions to the broad fields of engineering, engineering science and technology. He is a trustee of the Mount Cuba Astronomical Observatory and the Bartol Institute, a member of the Board of Overseers of Fermi National Laboratory, and a director of the Industrial Research Institute.
 Miller joined the company in 1966 as a research chemist and has held various positions in research and development, manufacturing and business management. He was named director of the elastomers division in 1984 and one year later was appointed director of the industrial polymers division. In 1986, he became director of the engineering materials division in the automotive products department and in 1989 was named general director of that department. He assumed his present position in April 1993.
 He is a graduate of the Virginia Military Institute and received his doctorate in chemistry from Pennsylvania State University.
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