Eastman Chemical Company (NYSE:EMN) today 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. "Mark has made a lasting impact on Eastman, and nowhere is that felt more deeply than in our manufacturing, engineering and construction, and supply chain organizations. With a focus on safety and reliability, he has led these teams through enormous change and challenges, transforming them to be even stronger, more efficient and effective in an increasingly competitive environment. On behalf of all of us at Eastman, we wish Mark the best in his future endeavors."
"It has been one of my greatest pleasures to serve Eastman for the better part of my life," said Cox. "I am grateful to the many who helped shape and guide my career, and to the wonderful people that I had the good fortune to work with for the past 35 years. I am honored to be part of this company's legacy and excited to see where Eastman is headed."
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.