Eastman announces leadership appointments

Eastman announces leadership appointments

Leadership appointments have happened for different units - Manufacturing, supply chain, transformation, procurement and technology

  • By ICN Group | June 10, 2021

Eastman Chemical Company has announced changes to its executive leadership. 

Mark K. Cox, currently Senior Vice President, Chief Manufacturing, Supply Chain, and Engineering Officer, has made the decision to retire. He will continue as Senior Vice President, Chief Manufacturing and Engineering Officer until his retirement in 2022. 

“It is with mixed emotions that we announce Mark’s retirement after more than 35 years of service,” said Mark Costa, Board Chair and Chief Executive Officer. 

Chief Technology & Sustainability Officer Stephen G. Crawford, currently a Senior Vice President, has been named an Executive Vice President. In addition to his responsibilities for technology and sustainability, Crawford will assume executive leadership of manufacturing and worldwide engineering and construction upon Cox’s retirement in 2022. He and Cox will work closely together to ensure an orderly transition. 

Eastman also announced the new appointments of Julie A. McAlindon and Dr. Christopher M. Killian to the Executive Team. McAlindon, who was Chief Procurement Officer and Vice President, Transformation, is now Senior Vice President, Supply Chain, Regions and Transformation. 

Dr. Killian is now Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer. Dr. Killian most recently served as Vice President, Additives & Functional Products, Chemical Intermediates and Corporate Technology. 

McAlindon joined Eastman in 2016, bringing more than 25 years of marketing, sales and business leadership experience. Before joining Eastman, McAlindon was with Avient Corporation (formerly PolyOne) as senior vice president, designing structures and solutions; and earlier, vice president of marketing. 

Killian joined Eastman in 1996 as a research chemist. During his career at Eastman, he has held various positions of increasing responsibility in technology and businesses. These positions included vice president for specialty products technology and vice president for advanced materials technology.

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