Irv Shapiro, DuPont Co. visionary
Irving Shapiro was one of the great minds of our time, his perspective multi-dimensional. He was a lawyer, a businessman and an ambassador for peace. He was respected for advocating regulatory reform when it was not a popular idea in industry, and he became one of the leading spokespeople for industry because he spoke with great thoughtfulness and honesty. He later became an advocate for peace between Israel and the Arab nations. He was admired and respected by employees here at DuPont as well. He set a course for this company that was bold and fearless, and our people bravely pursued his strategy.