Darrel Collier, IMS Managing Director
In his more than twenty-five years with DuPont’s Fibers Division, Mr. Collier had profit and loss responsibility for several large (> $200 million) divisions and businesses in both the domestic and international arenas.
His experience includes more than fifteen years of international focus involving multiple expatriate executive positions in Mexico, building and leading joint ventures and wholly-owned businesses. In addition, his experience in the international arena includes managing global sales and procurement, developing and refining global supply chains between operations in the United States and Latin American and between the United States and Asia. Mr. Collier also managed international marketing efforts in Mexico and in Asia.
In the area of international corporate development, he helped structure international merger and acquisition projects in Mexico, Brazil, and Japan and restructured global manufacturing assets located in the United States, England, Germany, Mexico, Brazil, Argentina, Taiwan and Japan. Mr. Collier led a $200 million capital expansion in Mexico, and developed businesses and organizations from scratch in Mexico and India.
Mr. Collier also served as an executive director on five different international business boards, as well as trade groups like the American Man-Made Fibers Association, and has provided leadership and direction to synthetic fiber and textile industry groups in international trade negotiations (including NAFTA and CAFTA).
In 2004, Mr. Collier launched his own consulting firm (DBC Associates Inc.) to provide consulting services to U.S. and Latin American petrochemical, synthetic fiber, and textile companies. In 2006, as a natural extension of DBC Associates, Mr. Collier became a Founding Partner and is currently serving as Managing Director of International Market Solutions (IMS). In addition, Mr. Collier also serves as contributing editor of the Tecnon OrbiChem Synthetic Fibers Monthly Newsletter.
Mr. Collier received his Bachelor of Science degree in Chemical Engineering from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. He currently resides with his wife, Mary, and two sons in Charlotte, North Carolina and is active in coaching youth sports.