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KINGSPORT, Tenn., Oct. 8, 2012 - Eastman Chemical Company (NYSE:EMN) today
announced an executive retirement and two new executive appointments.
On Jan. 1, 2013, Theresa K. Lee, senior vice president, chief legal and
administrative officer will retire after 25 years of distinguished service.
Effective upon her retirement, Lee's responsibilities will be assumed by two new
David A. Golden, currently vice president, associate general counsel and
corporate secretary, will become senior vice president, chief legal officer, and
corporate secretary, with responsibility for the company's legal, health,
safety, environment and security, and government and community relations
Perry Stuckey, III, currently vice president, global human resources, will
become senior vice president, chief human resources officer.
"Theresa has had an extraordinary career at Eastman and has been an instrumental
part of our executive team," said Jim
Rogers, chairman and chief executive
officer. "She has been an outstanding leader and her leadership and
professionalism are hallmarks of her tenure. Eastman is indebted to her for her
exceptional contributions to our company."
"We are fortunate to have proven and experienced leaders like David and Perry
who are ready to assume leadership positions on our team," added Rogers. "I am
confident that this will be a smooth transition, and that they will continue to
help us meet the challenges of today's global environment."
Biographical Information on David A. Golden and Perry Stuckey, III
David A. Golden - David Golden is currently vice president, associate general
counsel, and corporate secretary. Golden joined Eastman in 1995 as an attorney
and has held positions of increasing responsibility. He currently has
responsibility for Eastman's Law Department, which has personnel in the United
States, Europe and Asia. He also has overall responsibility for Eastman's Ethics
and Corporate Compliance program. Prior to joining Eastman, he was an attorney
in the Atlanta office of the law firm of Hunton & Williams. A native of Albany,
Georgia, Golden holds a B.S. degree in accounting from Brigham Young University
and a J.D. degree, also from Brigham Young University. He completed the Advanced
Management Program at Harvard Business School in 2012.
Golden is a member of the American Corporate Counsel Association, the Society of
Corporate Secretaries and Governance Professionals and the Ethics and Compliance
Perry Stuckey, III - Perry Stuckey is currently vice president, global human
resources. Since joining Eastman in 2011, Stuckey has been responsible for
Eastman's human resources strategy and services worldwide. Stuckey's work
experience spans more than 25 years, including a variety of global human
resource management positions in manufacturing, industrial automation, and bio-
technology organizations. A native of Pine Bluff, Arkansas, Stuckey has a B.A.
degree in criminal justice with a minor in business from the University of
Arkansas at Pine Bluff and has an executive master's degree from the Weatherhead
School of Management, Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio.
Stuckey is a member of the Human Resources Planning Society, the Human Resources
Policy Organization, and The Conference Board's Council for Chief Human Resource
Officers, and the Human Resources Council for the Manufacturers Alliance for
Productivity and Innovation.
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Eastman is a global specialty chemicals company that produces a broad range of
advanced materials, additives and functional products, specialty chemicals, and
fibers that are found in products people use every day. As a world leader in the
diverse markets it serves, Eastman is focused on delivering innovative and
technology-based solutions while maintaining its commitment to safety and
sustainability. Serving customers in approximately 100 countries, Eastman had
2011 pro forma revenues, giving effect to the Solutia acquisition, of
approximately $9.3 billion. The company is based in Kingsport, Tennessee, USA,
and, with the completion of the Solutia acquisition, now employs approximately
13,500 people around the world. For more information, visit www.eastman.com.
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