Mark K. Cox is Senior Vice President, Chief Manufacturing and Engineering Officer for Eastman Chemical Company.
Mark has responsibility for Eastman's global manufacturing and engineering and construction operations. He was previously Vice President, Worldwide Engineering & Construction, and prior to this was Vice President - Chemicals, Fibers & Performance Polymers Technology. During his career at Eastman, Mark has served in a variety of management positions, including various leadership roles within the Commercial, Engineering, Manufacturing, and Technology areas.
He is a Senior Member of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers, a licensed Professional Engineer, a member of the Tau Beta Pi Engineering Honor Society, and a National Academy of Construction Inductee. Mark currently serves on the Milligan University Board of Trustees and the University of Tennessee Tickle College of Engineering Board of Advisors. He holds both U.S. and international patents associated with process technology developed by Eastman.
Within his community, Mark has served as a volunteer with Boys and Girls Club of Greater Kingsport, Meals on Wheels, and multiple church-related mission efforts. He has also held several leadership roles within the United Way of Greater Kingsport Board of Directors and Leadership Kingsport.
Mark holds a B.S. degree in chemical engineering from the University of Tennessee and an M.B.A. from Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management.