Claude Metzdorf

  • 34 years experience working for DuPont in various assignments such as operation, technology, sales, marketing, regional engineering  and plant management.
  • spent 3 years in a DuPont plant in Richmond, VA, process engineer and R&D pilot unit
  • Regional Engineering Manager & Facilities Services – management of Engineering resources using a leveraged lead engineers team across EMEA
  • Plant manager in the United Kingdom, Northern Ireland, Kevlar(r) Fiber Plant
  • Managing director and works director, country leader, Luxembourg Plant
  • Business segment management role in Europe for a highly technical, regulatory compliant medical device packaging product and graphics substrate

SELECTED ACCOMPLISHMENTS:

  • project director of a € 370 millions capital investment in Luxembourg-Contern, DuPont de Nemours, new manufacturing unit
  • DuPont Production System – part of or lead teams to implement various elements as plant and engineering manager
  • Project Management, adherence to best practices improving construction safety, reducing project cycle time, meeting schedules and capital as well as non-cap. budgets
  • Operating & Environmental permit negotiations with local Luxembourg authorities
  • Design, commission and start-up of a unique spinning technology and manufacturing process, requiring to meet legal deadline and intensive networking with US R&D, US pilot plant data and learnings, global project management
  • Product Prove-out and Development to meet external voice-of-the-customer needs