The new company is expected to be separated from DuPont by mid-2015.
Friedman has served in several business and financial leadership positions since joining DuPont in 2001. He previously was the general auditor and chief ethics and compliance leader. Friedman also was the chief financial officer for the DuPont Pioneer business.
Friedman earned his MBA from the Anderson School of Management at the University of California, Los Angeles, and earned his Bachelor of Science in Accounting from the University of Southern California.
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