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Timothy P. McCann

Tim is a Corporate Officer and executive for the E.I. DuPont de Nemours Company. He has performed many roles across a wide variety of businesses within DuPont, most recently as President of the Building Innovations business that produces and markets such well-known brands as Corian and Tyvek.

Starting at Cornell as a prospective chemical engineer, Tim found the allure of pure chemistry more to his interests than engineering and transferred from Engineering to Arts and Sciences, graduating with a BA in Chemistry. He worked for an engineering firm for a year before going to the DuPont Company in 1980. Tim left DuPont to earn his MBA at The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, but returned upon attainment of his degree. His roles and assignments have been managerially and geographically diverse; businesses include water purification, high performance plastics, polymers, electronics, coatings and building materials. Courtesy of DuPont relocation services, assignments included stints in California, West Virginia, Switzerland, North Carolina and multiple trips in and out of the Wilmington, DE area.

Besides his professional responsibilities, Tim serves on the Board of Directors of the Food Bank of Delaware and the Mechanical Engineering Advisory Council of the University of Delaware. In his spare time he enjoys fly-fishing the rivers of the world and continues to race sailboats in local series (Tim was Captain of the Sailing Team while at Cornell).

Tim met his wife, Laura Hitt McCann, also Class of 79, on the second floor of U Hall 4. They have three children and one grandchild. Their oldest lives in Africa, their middle (Cornell ‘09) lives in Los Angeles and their youngest lives in South Korea. Tim and Laura live on their seven acre farmette in Landenberg, PA with dogs, cats and Icelandic horses. Both continue to treasure their friends from and memories of their time at Cornell.