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Eastman Chemical names Stephen G. Crawford as Chief Technology Officer

Eastman Chemical announced the appointment of Stephen G. Crawford as senior vice president and chief technology officer, effective January 1, 2014. Crawford will succeed Dr. Gregory W. Nelson, who will remain with the company in a transitional role until his retirement March 1, 2014. Crawford is currently Vice President, Functional Products Technology, with responsibility for coatings, adhesives and plasticizers and rubber additives technology development.