KINGSPORT, Tennessee

Eastman is proud to announce that it has been recognized with two awards for its outstanding commitment and support to veterans and active-duty service members: Military Friendly® Gold and The Military Times Best for Vets: Employer

  • The Military Friendly® Gold Level Award is bestowed upon organizations that exhibit exceptional programs, policies, and initiatives to recruit, retain, and support military personnel and their families. 

  • The Military Times Best for Vets: Employer Award is given to organizations that demonstrate exceptional efforts in recruiting, retaining, and supporting veterans in their workforce. 

“At Eastman, we deeply appreciate the sacrifices and contributions made by our veterans and active-duty service members," said Travis Smith, Senior Vice President of Additives & Functional Products and Executive Sponsor for EVETS, Eastman’s Employee Resource Group for veterans. “These awards are a testament to our ongoing commitment to provide a supportive environment where military personnel can thrive and continue to make meaningful contributions to our company."

Eastman's commitment to military veterans and service members is demonstrated through a range of initiatives and programs. These include:

  • Veteran Recruitment: Eastman actively recruits and hires veterans, recognizing the valuable skills, leadership, and dedication they bring to the organization.

  • Employee Resource Group: EVETS provides a supportive community for veterans and military personnel, offering networking opportunities, mentoring, and resources for professional development.

  • Military Leave and Benefits: Eastman provides comprehensive military leave policies and benefits to support employees who serve in the National Guard, Reserves, or on active duty.

  • Training and Development: Eastman offers training and development programs tailored to the unique needs of veterans, helping them transition smoothly into civilian careers and excel in their roles. 

  • Community Engagement: Eastman actively partners with military organizations and community initiatives to support veterans' causes, promote awareness, and provide assistance to military families.

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About Eastman

Founded in 1920, Eastman is a global specialty materials company that produces a broad range of products found in items people use every day. With the purpose of enhancing the quality of life in a material way, Eastman works with customers to deliver innovative products and solutions while maintaining a commitment to safety and sustainability. The company’s innovation-driven growth model takes advantage of world-class technology platforms, deep customer engagement, and differentiated application development to grow its leading positions in attractive end markets such as transportation, building and construction, and consumables. As a globally inclusive and diverse company, Eastman employs approximately 14,500 people around the world and serves customers in more than 100 countries. The company had 2022 revenue of approximately $10.6 billion and is headquartered in Kingsport, Tennessee, USA.

Media contact

Jen Heronema
Eastman corporate communications