Gayle Gibson
Gayle J. Gibson
Director, DuPont (Retired)
Newark, DE
Biography
Gayle J. Gibson led DuPont Engineering that houses the company’s centralized internal engineering experts across technology and capital as well as the Field Engineering Program for early-career engineers. DuPont Engineering is responsible for working seamlessly with scientists to help take discoveries to saleable, cost-effective, marketable products for our businesses, while also supporting our manufacturing operations and maximizing the effectiveness of our capital assets. Gayle joined DuPont in 1983 and held a variety of roles through which she implemented best practices and enabled global business revitalization on behalf of multiple, high-performing business units. Her contributions included engineering design, process engineering, research and development, product and process development, manufacturing supervision, market development, business strategy, growth and supply chain improvement. From 2008-2013, Gayle was Director – Corporate Operations for the Chair of the Board of Directors and Chief Executive Officer of DuPont. In that role she facilitated processes and engagement among key DuPont operating and leadership teams. This included working across businesses, functions and regions to drive alignment and clarity on priorities, advancing core values and resolving issues in line with the company’s mission and strategic objectives. She also supported the Chief Executive Officer as co-lead of the National Academy of Engineering project “Changing the Conversation – from Research to Action” to improve the public understanding of engineering. A certified Six Sigma Champion, Gayle holds a Bachelor of Science in chemical engineering from Texas A&M University and a Master of Business Administration from the European University. She is a member of AIChE, Tau Beta Pi and the Society of Women Engineers. Gayle is also a member of the National Academy of Engineering (NAE) committee guiding the implementation of K-12 engineering education. She serves on the Engineering Advisory Council at Texas A&M University.
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