James C. Borel is executive vice president and a member of the company's Office of the Chief Executive. He also has responsibilities for DuPont production agriculture businesses – DuPont Crop Protection and Pioneer Hi-Bred. Mr. Borel joined DuPont in 1978 in Findlay, Ohio, as a sales representative.
From 1981 to 1987, he held a variety of product and sales management positions in Agricultural Products in Wilmington, Del., and the United Kingdom.
In 1987, he was appointed manager, Agricultural Products Canada in Toronto, Ontario. In 1989, he became general superintendent, responsible for agricultural products operations at the Belle, W. Va., site. Two years later, he became manager, Human Resources for Agricultural Products.
In 1993, Mr. Borel transferred to Tokyo, Japan, with Agricultural Products as regional manager, North Asia, and the next year he was appointed regional director, Asia Pacific.
Mr. Borel returned to Wilmington, Del., as business director, North American Crop Protection in January 1997. He was appointed vice president and general manager of DuPont Crop Protection later that year. In January 2004, Mr. Borel was appointed senior vice president – DuPont Human Resources. He was named group vice president, responsible for the agricultural businesses of DuPont in February 2008. He was named to his current position in October 2009.
Mr. Borel is chair of the National 4H Council's board of trustees. He also serves on the board of CropLife International; board of the Farm Foundation; board of Delaware Community Foundation; and board of trustees, University of Delaware.
Mr. Borel graduated from Iowa State University with a degree in agricultural business.