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Steve Crawford

Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer; Eastman Chemical Co.


Stephen (Steve) G. Crawford is a Senior Vice-President and the Chief Technology Officer for Eastman Chemical Company.

Crawford is a native of Kingsport, Tennessee. He holds a B.S. in chemical engineering from the University of Tennessee. Crawford joined Eastman in 1987. He has held several leadership positions of increasing responsibility in both Manufacturing Operations and Technology. Prior to the CTO position, he has held positions of Vice- President of R&D for the Advanced Materials group and the Vice-President of R&D for our Additives and Functional Products Business group. He has also had direct responsibility for the Asia Pacific and EMEA Technology Organizations.

Crawford is a member of the American Chemical Society and the Industrial Research Institute. He is on the Board of Directors of both Launch Tennessee (Tennessee Technology Development Corporation) and the Eastman Credit Union. He is also on the University of Tennessee’s Chemical and Bio-molecular Engineering Board of Advisors.

Crawford and his wife reside in Kingsport with their two sons.