Executive Vice President, Additives & Functional Products and Chemical Intermediates
Lucian Boldea is executive vice president, Additives & Functional products and Chemical Intermediates for Eastman. Boldea has global responsibility for strategy, business operations and financial performance. Prior to this, he was senior vice president of Additives & Functional products.
Boldea joined Eastman in 1997 as a chemist. He has also held positions in research and development, licensing, business management, and corporate growth platforms leadership. These positions included technology director for performance chemicals and intermediates (PCI), director of corporate growth platforms, and vice president and general manager of specialty plastics.
Boldea has been active with the Society of Chemical Manufacturers and Affiliates (SOCMA); the Drug, Chemical & Associated Technologies Association (DCAT); and the American Chemistry Council (ACC). He is also active in the Wharton Alumni Association.
A native of Romania, Boldea holds a bachelor’s degree in chemistry from the University of West Florida, a doctorate in organic chemistry from the University of Florida, and an MBA in finance from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.
Boldea and his wife reside in Kingsport, Tennessee. They have three children. He has been involved in a variety of volunteer activities, including Friends in Need, Big Brother Big Sisters of the Greater Tri-Cities and Kingsport City Schools. Boldea has served as a member of the St. Dominic Catholic School Board and enjoys volunteer teaching in community schools. Other interests include traveling, snow sports and water sports.