Press Release: Dr. Alexa Dembek of DuPont Receives IRI Innovation Leadership Award

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Dr. Alexa Dembek of DuPont Receives IRI Innovation Leadership Award

  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 23, 2023  CONTACT: NAM Media Relations
Dr. Alexa Dembek of DuPont Receives IRI Innovation Leadership Award
Washington, DC – The Innovation Research Interchange, a division of the National Association of Manufacturers that helps companies customize, implement and scale impactful innovation for bottom-line results and top-line growth, recognized Chief Technology and Sustainability Officer of DuPont Dr. Alexa Dembek as the recipient of the 2023 IRI Innovation Leadership Award. This award recognizes exceptional leadership in driving innovation and transformation, resulting in significant contributions to the winner’s organization, industry and society.

“Under Dr. Dembek’s leadership, DuPont has sustained and enhanced its reputation as a global leader in scientific and innovative advancements. She has created, in her own words, a culture driven by a relentless focus on excellence. She highlights the spirit of sustainable innovation, demonstrating the impact of our close customer collaboration to bring cutting-edge technologies to market. It is truly an honor to recognize her outstanding leadership in innovation,” said IRI Assistant Vice President for Strategic Communities Lee Green.

Throughout her career, Dr. Dembek has been instrumental in strengthening the intersections of DuPont’s business, innovation and sustainability strategy. Dr. Dembek has spearheaded DuPont’s transformation as a premier multi-industrial company and its sustainability journey. Her work has driven the company’s progress toward achieving its ambitious 2030 sustainability goals, and she has inspired other IRI member organizations to adopt and chart their own sustainable innovation journeys.

“On behalf of our team of fearless innovators at DuPont, I am deeply humbled to receive this prestigious award,” said Alexa Dembek. “Thank you to IRI for this recognition that demonstrates the commitment we make every day to live our purpose of empowering the world with the essential innovations to thrive.”


DuPont (NYSE: DD) is a global innovation leader with technology-based materials and solutions that help transform industries and everyday life. Our employees apply diverse science and expertise to help customers advance their best ideas and deliver essential innovations in key markets including electronics, transportation, construction, water, healthcare and worker safety. More information about the company, its businesses and solutions can be found at Investors can access information included on the Investor Relations section of the website at


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