Chris Killian, Ph.D Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer
Dr. Chris Killian is Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer. Killian has responsibility for Eastman’s global technology organization. Prior to this position he served as VP for Additives and Functional Products, Chemical Intermediates and Corporate Technology and VP for Advanced Materials Technology. Chris joined Eastman in 1996 as a research chemist. During his career at Eastman, he has held various leadership positions in technology and the business. These positions included Director of the Tritan™ Growth Platform, Director Polymers Technology, Director Coatings & Adhesives Technology.
He holds a B.S. degree in chemistry from University of North Carolina Greensboro, and a Doctor of Philosophy degree in organic chemistry from University of North Carolina- Chapel Hill (UNC).
A native of Charlotte, North Carolina, Chris and his wife Sharon reside in Johnson City, Tennessee with their 3 daughters. Chris is a member of the UNC Chapel Hill Chemistry Advisory Board; he is active at Grace Fellowship Church in Johnson City where he serves as an Elder; he enjoys riding his Peloton, running, and Carolina athletics.