Group Manager Dupont (Australia) Limited
(being presented by Carl Heslop of Atofina, at right)
Those of you who have heard Tom Drummond on his feet at a VASA convention – and he’s done it a few times – will know that when Tom speaks, everyone listens.
His knowledge of the chemical industry is superior. Behind his quiet and unassuming nature is a man who commands – and always gets – the respect of those who work with him in the industry.
Tom is a rubber chemist by profession and with these qualifications his first career was in the rubber industry, particularly with Advanx, the name synonymous with rubber.
He is a founding member of the Plastics and Rubber Institute of Australia and is an expert in rubber and tyre chemistry, working for a time as technical manager of Epping Rubber.
Tom was Group Manager – Fluoroproducts in Dupont in 1975 when he first started with the company and went on to become Regional Program Manager, Chemicals, covering Australia and Asia.
His Dupont career spanned 23 years, working through Sales Technical Support and Distribution Relations, through Industrial and Packaging and finally Chemicals.
It is now generally known that Tom is venturing into new pastures in a month or so, leaving a space in his industry which everyone knows is going to be extremely hard to fill.
Tom Drummond has been a staunch supporter and friend of VASA for many years, in fact since our inception. Tom believed in VASA’s commitment to training, to the degree that Dupont, through Tom’s instigation, became the prime sponsor of the Registered Training Program and they’ve just signed up for another year.