NEW YORK — Hector R. Camberos has been named president of DuPont-Akra Polyester.
The operation is a joint venture of DuPont and Alpek producing polyester staple for the western hemisphere.
He succeeds John M. Carpenter, 59, who retired. Carpenter was named president of the venture when it began operations in April.
Camberos, 51, a 28-year DuPont veteran, last served as general manager of Filamentos Elastomericos de Mexico, another joint venture between DuPont and Alpek that makes and sells Lycra-brand spandex in Mexico and Central America. He plans to relocate to DuPont-Akra’s Charlotte, N.C., headquarters.
Before being named president of the joint venture, Carpenter served as DuPont’s general manager of polyester licensing.
DuPont-Akra currently produces 750 million pounds of staple annually. It plans to open an additional plant in Altamira, Mexico, which will begin producing an additional 350 million pounds in 2001.