If Sunoco can't find a buyer for its South Philadelphia refinery, the 1,400-acre property along the Schuylkill will join the ranks of shuttered local industrial sites dating to the 19th century and in need of a major environmental cleanup.
In Philadelphia, the face of heavy industry is now female.
Ellen Kullman, named DuPont Co.'s next chief executive officer yesterday, joins Sunoco Inc.'s new CEO, Lynn Laverty Elsenhans, in the top rank of American captains of industry. That's real industry - manufacturing.
The Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce named Sunoco Inc. chief executive officer Lynn L. Elsenhans as the winner of its 2011 Paradigm Award recognizing an outstanding businesswoman in the region.