The Canadian wing of chemical company DuPont has named Priscila Vansetti as its new business director for DuPont Crop Protection Canada.
Vansetti’s appointment is effective Aug. 1, putting her in charge of DuPont Canada’s crop protection business and making her a member of DuPont Canada’s “Leadership Team,” which is responsible for developing “synergies” across DuPont’s operations and boosting DuPont’s presence in Canada, the company said in a release Wednesday.
Vansetti, who will be based in the company’s Mississauga, Ont. office, replaces Thor Cruse, who now moves to Wilmington, Del., as the strategic planning and marketing manager for North America for DuPont’s parent company, E.I. du Pont de Nemours and Co.
Vansetti, who has a B.Sc. in ag engineering from the University of Sao Paulo in Brazil, joined DuPont’s Brazilian operations in 1981 and held posts in the company’s regulatory and government affairs operations as well as in research and development in Brazil and then in the U.S., the company said. She later served as strategic planning manager for the company’s U.S. crop protection business.
Vansetti most recently has been a Six Sigma Master Black Belt for the company’s crop protection business, where her team was responsible for launching new products. (Six Sigma is a form of management methodology focused on quality improvement and prevention of defects. A manager trained in Six Sigma with a “black belt” designation leads projects and can train or coach project teams.)