Sharon Nolen, P.E. | AIChE

Sharon Nolen, P.E.

Manager, Worldwide Energy Program
Eastman Chemical

Sharon Nolen, P.E., is Manager, Worldwide Energy Program at Eastman Chemical Co. (Email: She previously worked at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) research facility in Research Triangle Park, NC. After moving to Eastman in 1989, she held a variety of leadership positions in process engineering, plant engineering, corporate quality, information technology, and utilities before assuming leadership of the Worldwide Energy Program in 2010. Under her leadership, Eastman has been recognized by EPA for five consecutive years as an ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year. Eastman is the only chemical company to have ever received Sustained Excellence, ENERGY STAR’s highest award. Nolen is also Eastman’s representative for the Dept. of Energy’s (DOE) Better Buildings, Better Plants Challenge program. She holds a BS in chemical engineering from Tennessee Tech Univ. and has completed the Univ. of Tennessee’s Executive Development Program. She is a Professional Engineer and a Certified Energy Manager.