Steve Crawford


Steve Crawford is Senior Vice President, Chief Technology & Sustainability Officer for Eastman. In addition to serving as CTO, Crawford provides executive leadership for Eastman Sustainability, Global Product Stewardship and Regulatory Affairs. He also has direct responsibility for the Asia Pacific and EMEA Technology organizations. Crawford is a native of Kingsport, Tennessee. He holds a B.S. in chemical engineering from the University of Tennessee. Crawford joined Eastman in 1987. He has held several leadership positions of increasing responsibility in both Manufacturing Operations and Technology.  Prior to the CTO position, he held positions of Vice- President of R&D for the Advanced Materials group and the Vice-President of R&D for Eastman’s Additives and Functional Products Business group. Crawford is a member of the American Chemical Society and the Industrial Research Institute.  He is on the Board of Directors of both Launch Tennessee (Tennessee Technology Development Corporation) and the Eastman Credit Union.  He is also on the University of Tennessee’s Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering Board of Advisors, as well as UT’s External Advisory Board for Research. Crawford and his wife reside in Kingsport with their two sons.