Mark K. Cox is Senior Vice President, Chief Manufacturing and Engineering Officer for Eastman Chemical Company.
Mark has responsibility for Eastman's global manufacturing, engineering and construction operations. He was previously Vice President, Worldwide Engineering & Construction, and prior to this was Vice President - Chemicals, Fibers & Performance Polymers Technology.
During his career at Eastman, Mark has served in a variety of management positions, including various leadership roles within the Business Management, Manufacturing, and Technology areas. Additionally, he has held responsibility for Eastman’s Corporate Six Sigma program.
He is a Senior Member of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers, a licensed Professional Engineer, and a member of the Tau Beta Pi Engineering Honor Society. Mark currently serves on the FM Global Board of Advisors and the Construction Industry Institute’s Board of Advisors. He holds both U.S. and international patents associated with process technology currently practiced by Eastman.
Within his community, Mark has served as a volunteer with Hope House, the Kingsport Housing Authority, Meals on Wheels, and Habitat for Humanity. He has also held several leadership roles within the United Way of Greater Kingsport Board of Directors and Leadership Kingsport.
Mark holds a B.S. degree in chemical engineering from the University of Tennessee and an M.B.A. from Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management.