Dr. Randall W. Powell
Dr. Randall W. Powells served as managing director of Eastman Chemical Companys Peboc Division in Wales before being named a vice president of the company in 2001. Prior to that, he had global responsibility for implementing technology and innovation initiatives for the companys coatings, inks and resins business. In 1993, he led the Eastman R&D team which coordinated technology separation during the spin-off of Eastman Chemical Company from Eastman Kodak. Powell began his career with Eastman Kodaks Chemicals Division, where he held various technology and manufacturing management positions. He has a degree in chemistry from Furman University (USA) and a doctorate in organic chemistry from the University of North Carolina (USA). Dr. Powell serves on the Cefic Product Stewardship Program Council and is a member of the American Chemical Society.