KATHLEEN A. SHELTON, PH.D.
VICE PRESIDENT & CHIEF TECHNOLOGY OFFICER
Dr. Kathleen Shelton, Vice President and Chief Technology Officer for FMC Corporation, joined FMC in November 2017 with the FMC-DuPont transaction. As the global leader of the Company’s robust discovery and development pipelines, Dr. Shelton leads an organization of nearly 800 scientists located around the world, with laboratories in India, Brazil, France, Denmark, and the United States. The largest site, located in Newark, Delaware, United States, has over 350 employees working in chemistry, biology, regulatory sciences, engineering and analytical science. Under her leadership, the FMC Crop Protection Research and Development organization won the prestigious 2018 Agrow Award for the “Most Innovative Pipeline” in the agricultural industry.
Prior to her current role, Dr. Shelton was the Director of DuPont Crop Protection Research and Development. She held several leadership roles in businesses across DuPont, both in Wilmington, Delaware, United States as well as Geneva, Switzerland. Dr. Shelton earned a doctorate in microbiology and immunology at Drexel University and continued her research in a postdoctoral position at the University of Pennsylvania.