Jayme Leita | AIChE

Jayme Leita

Director of Circular Economy Integration within Corporate Innovation

As Director of Circular Economy Integration within Corporate Innovation at Eastman, Jayme Leita is responsible for leading the development of capabilities required to deploy Eastman’s advanced circular recycling technologies across the enterprise and into the marketplace.

He has been with Eastman since 2003 and has worked in a variety of roles in technology, marketing, and business.  His experiences include process improvement, technical service, product and market development, and platform management.  Jayme is proud to have played significant roles in the design, development, commercialization, and global market activation of 6 new products for Eastman.  In his current role, he is applying his experience to integrate the fundamentals of circularity into a platform of innovation for Eastman.

He earned his bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering from Tennessee Tech and is a certified Six Sigma Blackbelt.

Jayme lives in Johnson City, TN with his wife Molly, their two children, Lacy and Benji, and the family dogs, Chip & Jo.  In his spare time, he enjoys fly fishing, boating, reading, and traveling with his family.