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A Most Influential Alumnus

Lynton Scotland, a 1984 graduate and member of the University of Dayton board of trustees, was named one of Savoy Magazine’s Most Influential Blacks in Corporate America, an annual list recognizing leading African-Americans in business and industry.

Scotland leads the global procurement and logistics function for W.L. Gore and Associates, a Newark, Delaware, corporation specializing in material science. As chief procurement officer, he manages W.L. Gore’s sourcing strategy and execution of the company’s global spending operations.

Scotland’s career has included senior-level, leadership positions at multiple corporations for business and engineering functions. Before joining W.L. Gore in 2017, Scotland served for three years as global strategic sourcing leader for DuPont Protection Solutions. He also co-founded a renewable energy company, Sustainable Star, where he worked from 2010-14.

He is involved with numerous community and philanthropic initiatives, including co-chair of the Community Impact Initiative through the Executive Leadership Council, a membership organization for the development of global black leaders. He is the former board chair of Urban Promise of Wilmington, Delaware, an organization focused on youth education and leadership development, and as a UD trustee, he has supported the work of engineering students participating in humanitarian projects in the Caribbean.

Born in the Commonwealth of Dominica and raised in St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands, Scotland earned a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering from UD, a master’s in statistics from Rutgers University and an MBA from the University of Pittsburgh.

Scotland’s citation appears in the spring issue of Savoy, and the full list of honorees is also available online. Members of the magazine’s editorial board and community leaders from academia and business received more than 500 nominations for this year’s list.


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