KINGSPORT, TN - Eastman Chemical Co. has announced new appointments in its Performance Chemicals and Intermediates (PCI) and Coatings, Adhesives, Specialty Polymers and Inks (CASPI) business segments. Damon C. Warmack has been named Vice President and General Manager, PCI. Brad Lich will assume Warmack's position of Vice President and General Manager, CASPI. Both appointments are effective Aug. 1, 2008.
"Brad and Damon each has impressive combinations of market knowledge and commercial experience," said Jim Rogers, President Eastman Chemical Co. and chemicals and fibers business group head. "I have every confidence that under their leadership, both businesses will continue their record of outstanding performance."
Warmack is assuming responsibilities from Rick Johnson, who is currently Group Vice President of the PCI and fibers business segments. Johnson will continue to head the fibers organization, which he has done since 1996. Warmack joined Eastman in 1980 and worked in a series of sales and product management positions of increasing responsibility. During his career with Eastman, Warmack has held several international positions, including Vice President and Managing Director of Asia Pacific. In 2005 he was named to his current position of Vice President and General Manager, CASPI.
Lich is currently Eastman's Vice President, Global Marketing. Lich joined Eastman as Director, Global Product Management and Marketing for coatings. Since then he held various positions of increasing responsibility in the company's CASPI organization before moving to the marketing organization in 2003. Prior to joining Eastman, Lich was co-founder and President of coatingsMart, Inc. His work experience also includes various management positions at Valspar and Dow Chemical.