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Incubator to host former DuPont president

By: Northern Ontario Business staff

Bill White, the former president of DuPont Canada, will be in Sudbury on Feb. 28 to speak to entrepreneurs about how to sell to big companies.

White will present at the Northern Centre for Advanced Technologies (NORCAT) as part of the incubator’s Hot Topics series, which brings in prominent guest speakers to share their experiences in entrepreneurialism and business.

The event takes place from 8 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. in NORCAT’s upper atrium. The event is free of charge, but participants are asked to register in advance.

White will address the topics of how small and medium enterprises can identify the right corporate partners, determine the role they can play in assisting with the growth of your business, and learn the dos and don’ts when trying to sell to big companies.

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As president of DuPont Canada, White was a member of the Canadian Council of Chief Executives and a member of the environmental policy task force, as well as the vice-chair of the Canadian Chemical Producers Association.

Currently, he’s a partner with CBW Associates Inc., providing strategic advice and executive coaching on business growth, organizational improvement and business turnaround. He works primarily with small and mid-sized companies in the clean technology and sustainability sector, drawing on his broad global business experience. In his work with entrepreneurial and founder-led companies he has been able to bring his knowledge of how markets and value chains evolve as technologies change, and the dynamics associated with incumbent players and emerging companies.

White additionally sits on a number of boards, is a graduate of Purdue University Engineering and currently chairs the mechanical engineering advisory council.

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