DowDuPont has tapped WPP’s Glover Park Group to handle the specialty products division of the $73B combine created by the “merger of equals” announced in 2015 and finalized Aug. 31, 2017.


Based in Wilmington, the SPD includes businesses in segments such as electronics & imaging, industrial biosciences, nutrition & health, safety & construction, sustainable solutions and transportation & advanced polymers.

GPP’s team includes Jack Krumholz, founder of Microsoft’s government relations office; Grant Leslie, legislative aide to former Sen. Tom Daschle and ex-Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack; and Joel Leftwich, ex-Republican majority staff director for Sen. Pat Roberts on the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry.

DowDuPont, on Oct. 26, released its first unaudited financials, showing pro forma quarterly sales of $18.3B, up 8 percent from a year ago.