People: Eastman Chemical Co (EMN.N)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Mark Costa

48 2014 Chairman of the Board, President, Chief Executive Officer

Curtis Espeland

49 2014 Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President

Ronald Lindsay

56 2014 Chief Operating Officer

Brad Lich

46 2014 Executive Vice President

Stephen Crawford

49 2014 Senior Vice President, Chief Technology Officer

David Golden

48 2013 Senior Vice President, Chief Legal Officer and Corporate Secretary

Michael Chung

60 2011 Senior Vice President, Chief International Ventures Officer

Mark Cox

48 2014 Senior Vice President - Chief Manufacturing and Engineering Officer

Godefroy Motte

55 2012 Senior Vice President - Integrated Supply Chain, Chief Regional and Sustainability Officer

Perry Stuckey

54 2013 Senior Vice President, Chief Human Resources Officer

Scott King

45 2008 Chief Accounting Officer, Vice President, Controller

Stephen Demeritt

70 2013 Lead Independent Director

Humberto Alfonso

56 2011 Independent Director

Gary Anderson

68 2013 Independent Director

Brett Begemann

53 2011 Independent Director

Michael Connors

58 2005 Independent Director

Robert Hernandez

69 2002 Independent Director

Julie Holder

61 2011 Independent Director

Renee Hornbaker

61 2003 Independent Director

Lewis Kling

69 2006 Independent Director

David Raisbeck

64 2000 Independent Director

Gregory Riddle

Vice President, Investor Relations

Biographies

Name Description

Mark Costa

Mr. Mark J. Costa Chairman of the Board, President, Chief Executive Officer of Eastman Chemical Company. Mr. Costa joined the Company in June 2006 as Senior Vice President, Corporate Strategy & Marketing; was appointed Executive Vice President, Polymers Business Group Head and Chief Marketing Officer in August 2008; and was appointed Executive Vice President, Specialty Polymers, Coatings and Adhesives, and Chief Marketing Officer in May 2009. Prior to joining Eastman, Mr. Costa was a senior partner with Monitor Group ("Monitor"). He has been a director of Eastman since May 2013 and succeeded Mr. Rogers as Chief Executive Officer on January 1, 2014. He joined Monitor, a global management consulting firm, in 1988 and his experience included corporate and business unit strategies, asset portfolio strategies, innovation and marketing, and channel strategies across a wide range of industries. Mr. Costa was appointed to his current position in July 2012.

Curtis Espeland

Mr. Curtis E. Espeland is Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President of Eastman Chemical Company, effective January 2014. Mr. Espeland joined Eastman in 1996, and has served in various financial management positions of increasing responsibility, including Director of Internal Auditing; Director of Finance, Asia Pacific; Director of Corporate Planning and Forecasting; Vice President and Controller; Vice President, Finance, Eastman Division; Vice President, Finance, Polymers; and Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer from 2008 until December 2013. He served as the Company's Chief Accounting Officer from December 2002 to 2008. Prior to joining Eastman, Mr. Espeland was an audit and business advisory manager with Arthur Andersen LLP in the United States, Eastern Europe, and Australia.

Ronald Lindsay

Mr. Ronald C. Lindsay has been appointed as Chief Operating Officer of Eastman Chemical Company, effective January 1, 2014. Mr. Lindsay joined Eastman in 1980 and has held a number of positions in various manufacturing and business organizations. In 2003, Mr. Lindsay was appointed Vice President and General Manager of Intermediates; in 2005 became Vice President, Performance Chemicals and Intermediates; in 2006 was appointed Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer; in 2008 was appointed Senior Vice President, Corporate Strategy and Regional Leadership; in May 2009 was appointed Executive Vice President, Performance Polymers and Chemical Intermediates; and in January 2011 was appointed Executive Vice President, Performance Chemicals and Intermediates, Fibers, Engineering and Construction, and Manufacturing Support. In July 2012 he was appointed Executive Vice President, A&P, Fibers, SFI, Engineering and Construction, and Manufacturing Support.

Brad Lich

Mr. Brad A. Lich has been appointed as Executive Vice President of Eastman Chemical Company, with effective January 1, 2014. Mr. Lich has been appointed Executive Vice President, with responsibility for the AFP and AM segments and the marketing, sales, and pricing organizations. In 2008, Mr. Lich was appointed Vice President and General Manager of the Coatings, Adhesives, Specialty Polymers, and Inks segment, and in 2012 was appointed Vice President and General Manager of the AFP segment.

Stephen Crawford

Mr. Stephen G. Crawford is the Senior Vice President, Chief Technology Officer of Eastman Chemical Company. Mr. Crawford joined Eastman in 1987. Since then, he has held several leadership positions of increasing responsibility in the manufacturing and technology organizations, including Vice President, Specialty Polymers and Coatings Technology. In February 2013, Mr. Crawford was appointed Vice President, Functional Products Technology. In that position he had responsibility for Coatings, Adhesives and Plasticizers, Fibers and Rubber Additives Technology development.

David Golden

Mr. David A. Golden is Senior Vice President, Chief Legal Officer and Corporate Secretary of Eastman Chemical Company, since January 1, 2013. Mr. Golden has responsibility for Eastman's Legal, Corporate HSES, and Global Public Affairs and Policy organizations. He also has overall responsibility for Eastman's Ethics & Corporate Compliance program. Immediately prior to this position, he was Vice President, Associate General Counsel, and Corporate Secretary with overall responsibility for Eastman’s Legal Department. Mr. Golden joined Eastman in 1995 as an attorney and has held positions of increasing responsibility, including serving as the Company’s Director of Internal Audit from October 2005 to October 2007 and Vice President and Assistant General Counsel responsible for the Company’s Commercial and International Law groups from 2007 to 2010. Prior to joining Eastman, he worked as an attorney in the Atlanta office of the law firm of Hunton & Williams.

Michael Chung

Mr. Michael H. K. Chung is Senior Vice President, Chief International Ventures Officer of Eastman Chemical Company, since January 2011. Mr. Chung joined Eastman in 1976, and since that time has held various management positions, primarily in the Company's chemicals and fibers businesses. He was appointed Vice President, Fibers International Business in 2006 and in 2009, he was appointed Vice President and Managing Director, Asia Pacific Region. Mr. Chung earned a Higher Diploma in Textile Chemistry from the Hong Kong Polytechnic University, and a master's degree in Polymer Science from the University of Bradford in the United Kingdom.

Mark Cox

Mr. Mark K. Cox is Senior Vice President - Chief Manufacturing and Engineering Officer of Eastman Chemical Company. He is Senior Vice President and Chief Manufacturing and Engineering Officer. Mr. Cox joined Eastman in 1986 and has served in a variety of management positions, including leadership roles within the Business Management, Manufacturing, and Technology areas. Additionally, he has held responsibility for Eastman’s Corporate Six Sigma program. In August 2008, Mr. Cox was appointed Vice President, Chemicals and Fibers Technology. Beginning in May 2009, Mr. Cox served as Vice President, Chemicals, Fibers, and Performance Polymers Technology. He was appointed Vice President, Worldwide Engineering and Construction in August 2010.

Godefroy Motte

Mr. Godefroy A. F. E. Motte is Senior Vice President - Integrated Supply Chain, Chief Regional and Sustainability Officer of Eastman Chemical Company. Since joining Eastman in 1985, Mr. Motte has held leadership positions in various organizations, including sales, supply chain, and manufacturing and in both the Company's chemicals and polymers businesses. He was appointed Vice President for the Europe, Middle East, and Asia ("EMEA") region for the Chemicals Division in 2001 and for the EMEA Polymers Business Group in April 2006. In January 2011, Mr. Motte was appointed Senior Vice President, Chief Regional and Sustainability Officer and was appointed to his current position in July 2012.

Perry Stuckey

Mr. Perry Stuckey, III, is Senior Vice President, Chief Human Resources Officer of Eastman Chemical Company, since January 1, 2013. He is currently vice president, global human resources. Since joining Eastman in 2011, Stuckey has been responsible for Eastman's human resources strategy and services worldwide. Stuckey's work experience spans more than 25 years, including a variety of global human resource management positions in manufacturing, industrial automation, and bio-technology organizations. Stuckey has a B.A. degree in criminal justice with a minor in business from the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff and has an executive master's degree from the Weatherhead School of Management, Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio. Stuckey is a member of the Human Resources Planning Society, the Human Resources Policy Organization, and The Conference Board's Council for Chief Human Resource Officers, and the Human Resources Council for the Manufacturers Alliance for Productivity and Innovation.

Scott King

Mr. Scott V. King is Chief Accounting Officer, Vice President, Controller of Eastman Chemical Company, since September 2008. Since joining Eastman in 1999 as Manager, Corporate Consolidations and External Reporting, he has held various positions of increasing responsibility in the financial organization, and was appointed Vice President and Controller in August 2007. Prior to joining Eastman, Mr. King was an audit and business advisory manager with PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP.

Stephen Demeritt

Mr. Stephen R. Demeritt is Lead Independent Director of Eastman Chemical Company. Mr. Demeritt served as Vice Chairman of General Mills, Inc. from 1999 until his retirement in 2005. General Mills is a producer of packaged consumer foods. He joined General Mills in 1969 and served in a variety of marketing positions, including President, International Foods from 1991 to 1993 and Chief Executive Officer of Cereal Partners Worldwide, General Mills’ global cereal joint venture with Nestle, from 1993 to 1999. Mr. Demeritt was also a member of the Board of Trustees of Archstone—Smith Trust from 2006 to 2008.

Humberto Alfonso

Mr. Humberto P. Alfonso is an Independent Director of Eastman Chemical Company. He has been President, International, of The Hershey Company, the largest producer of quality chocolate in North America and a global leader in chocolate and sugar confectionery, since April 2013. He was Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Chief Administrative Officer from November 2011 to April 2013, and Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer from July 2007 to November 2011. He joined Hershey in July 2006, initially serving as Vice President, Finance and Planning, U.S. Commercial Group from July 2006 to October 2006, and then serving as Vice President, Finance and Planning, North American Commercial Group from October 2006 to July 2007. Before joining Hershey, Mr. Alfonso held a variety of finance positions at Cadbury Schweppes, a producer of soft drinks and premium beverages, most recently serving as Executive Vice President Finance and Chief Financial Officer of Cadbury Schweppes Americas Beverages from March 2005 to July 2006 and Vice President Finance, Global Supply Chain from May 2003 to March 2005. Prior to that, Mr. Alfonso held a number of senior financial positions at Pfizer, Inc.

Gary Anderson

Mr. Gary E. Anderson is an Independent Director of Eastman Chemical Company. Mr. Anderson is retired Chairman of the Board of the Dow Corning Corporation. He joined Dow Corning, a diversified company specializing in the development, manufacture, and marketing of silicones and related silicone-based products, in 1967 and served in various executive capacities for over 25 years, including Chairman, President, and Chief Executive Officer, retiring as Chairman in 2005. Mr. Anderson is also a member of the Board of Directors of Chemical Financial Corporation.

Brett Begemann

Mr. Brett D. Begemann is an Independent Director of Eastman Chemical Company. He has been President and Chief Operating Officer of Monsanto Company, a leading global provider of technology-based solutions and agricultural products that improve farm productivity and food quality, since October 2013, with responsibility for Monsanto’s worldwide sales and operations, corporate affairs, and global business organization. He joined Monsanto in 1983, initially serving in the company’s sales and marketing organization and later in various senior management and executive positions with increasing responsibility. Most recently Mr. Begemann served as Executive Vice President, Global Commercial from October 2007 to October 2009, as Executive Vice President and Chief Commercial Officer until August 2012, and President and Chief Commercial Officer from August 2012 to October 2013.

Michael Connors

Mr. Michael P.Connors is an Independent Director of Eastman Chemical Company. He has been Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of Information Services Group, Inc., an information-based services company, since July 2006. Mr. Connors served as a member of the Executive Board of VNU N.V., a major worldwide media and marketing information company, from the merger of ACNielsen into VNU in 2001 until 2005, and served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of VNU Media Measurement & Information Group and Chairman of VNU World Directories until 2005. He previously was Vice Chairman of the Board of ACNielsen from its spin-off from the Dun & Bradstreet Corporation in 1996 until 2001, was Senior Vice President of American Express Travel Related Services from 1989 until 1995, and before that was a Corporate Vice President of Sprint Corporation. Mr. Connors is also a member of the Board of Directors of ACE Ltd., and was during the last five years a member of the Board of Directors of R.H. Donnelley Corporation.

Robert Hernandez

Mr. Robert M. Hernandez is an Independent Director of Eastman Chemical Company. Mr. Hernandez was Vice Chairman of the Board and Chief Financial Officer of USX Corporation from 1994 until his retirement in 2001. He joined U.S. Steel Corporation, the predecessor of USX, in 1968, and held positions of increasing responsibility in the financial and operating organizations, including Vice President and Treasurer from 1984 to 1987, Senior Vice President and Controller from 1987 to 1989, President, U.S. Diversified Group from 1989 to 1990, Senior Vice President, Finance from 1990 to 1991, and Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer from 1991 to 1994. Mr. Hernandez is non-executive Chairman of the Board of RTI International Metals, Inc., Lead Director of ACE Ltd., and Chairman of the Board of Trustees of BlackRock Open-End Long Term Bond & Equity Funds. He was a member of the Board of Directors of USX from 1991 until 2001 and of Tyco Electronics Ltd. from 2007 until 2012.

Julie Holder

Ms. Julie Fasone Holder has been appointed as an Independent Director of Eastman Chemical Company, effective November 30, 2011. Ms. Holder has been the Chief Executive Officer of JFH Insights LLC, a consulting firm primarily dedicated to leadership coaching for high potential women executives, since founding the company in 2009. Previously, Ms. Holder served as Senior Vice President, Chief Marketing, Sales and Reputation Officer, U.S. Area Executive Oversight of The Dow Chemical Company, a diversified, worldwide manufacturer and supplier of products used primarily as raw materials in the manufacture of customer products and services, from 2007 until her retirement in 2009, and before that was Vice President, Human Resources, Public Affairs and Diversity and Inclusion, Latin America Executive Oversight of Dow from 2006. Prior to that, Ms. Holder served in various positions with increasing seniority at Dow from 1975 to 2006.

Renee Hornbaker

Ms. Renee J. Hornbaker is an Independent Director of Eastman Chemical Company. She is Chief Financial Officer and a member of the Board of Directors of Stream Energy, a retail energy provider operating in Texas, Georgia, Pennsylvania, Maryland, and New Jersey. Ms. Hornbaker served as Chief Financial Officer of Shared Technologies, Inc., a provider of converged voice and data networking solutions, from 2006 to May 2011, and was Consultant to the Chief Executive Officer of CompuCom Systems, Inc., an information technology services provider, from 2005 to 2006. She was Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Flowserve Corporation, a global provider of industrial flow management products and services, from 1997 until 2004, and served as Vice President of Business Development and Chief Information Officer from 1997 to 1998. In 1977, Ms. Hornbaker joined the accounting firm Deloitte, Haskins & Sells, where she became a senior manager of its audit practice in the firm’s Chicago office. Following that, she served in senior financial positions with several major companies from 1986 until 1996, including five years at Phelps Dodge Corporation where she had financial responsibilities for its international businesses including Columbian Chemicals Corporation. Ms. Hornbaker is also a member of the Board of Directors of Tri Global Energy, LLC, a private clean energy development company.

Lewis Kling

Mr. Lewis M. Kling is an Independent Director of Eastman Chemical Company. Mr. Kling served as President, Chief Executive Officer, and a director of Flowserve Corporation, a global provider of industrial flow management products and services, from 2005 until October 2009, and was Executive Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors of Flowserve until his retirement in February 2010. He was Chief Operating Officer of Flowserve from 2004 to 2005. Before joining Flowserve, Mr. Kling was Group Vice President and Corporate Vice President of SPX Corporation from 1999 to 2004, and served as President of Dielectric Communications, a division of General Signal Corporation, purchased by SPX Corporation, from 1997 to 1999. Mr. Kling also is a member of the Boards of Directors of Accuride Corporation and of Capital Safety Group, a Kohlberg, Kravis, Roberts Company, and a partner and Chairman of Zelo Public Relations Ltd.

David Raisbeck

Mr. David W. Raisbeck is an Independent Director of Eastman Chemical Company. Mr. Raisbeck was Vice Chairman of Cargill, Incorporated, an agricultural trading and processing company, from 1999 until his retirement in 2008, and was a director of Cargill until September 2009. He joined Cargill in 1971 and held a variety of merchandising and management positions focused primarily in the commodity and financial trading businesses. Mr. Raisbeck was appointed President of Cargill’s Financial Markets Division in 1988 and President of Cargill’s Trading Sector in 1993, was elected a director of Cargill in 1994 and Executive Vice President in 1995. Mr. Raisbeck was a director of CarVal, a distressed asset management company owned by Cargill, and of Black River Asset Management, a hedge fund owned by Cargill, until 2009, and was during the last five years a member of the Boards of Directors of Cardinal Health, Inc., Canadian Pacific Railway Company and Canadian Pacific Railway Limited.

Gregory Riddle

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