Mr. Gillease retired from the DuPont Company as Vice President of the Nylon Division, in 1993, where among his duties in this capacity, he oversaw a major acquisition from ICI, a United Kingdom based public traded entity.
Prior to this involvement with DuPont, Mr. Gillease served as Vice President & General Manager DuPont Textiles, where he had worldwide responsibility for “Lycra, Nylon, Dacron, Orlon” operations, managing annual revenues of $4 Billion with 23 manufacturing sites, 14 of which are located outside the United States. In addition, among positions held during a thirty two year employment with DuPont, he represented DuPont on several foreign joint venture boards, served as a Business Director of DuPont’s Dacron fiber Division and served as a Director of Corporate Marketing, Specialty Products, Fabrics and Finishes.
After DuPont, Mr. Gillease served as a Consultant Board Member to Guildford Mills, Inc., Galey & Lord and Pillowtex/Fieldcrest Cannon, all New York Stock Exchange listed companies. Mr. Gillease has also recently served as a Board Advisor to Joan Fabrics and American Textile, both privately held companies. Mr. Gillease received a Bachelor of Science in Economics from St. Peter’s College, New Jersey and an MBA from Seton Hall University.