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Eastman appoints James O'Brien as BoD member
Feb '16
Eastman Chemical, a global specialty chemical company has announced that its board of directors has elected James J. O'Brien as the new director.

O'Brien is retired chairman and chief executive officer of Ashland Inc., a leading global specialty chemical company. The Board also nominated O'Brien and the other current directors for re-election by stockholders to a new one-year term at the annual meeting on May 5, 2016, according to a press release.

O'Brien served as chairman of the Board and chief executive officer of Ashland Inc. from 2002 until his retirement in December 2014 and previously served as president and chief operating officer and senior vice president and group operating officer from 2001 to 2002. He joined Ashland in 1976, and became president of the Valvoline business in 1995.

Mark Costa, chairman and CEO for Eastman said, “Jim is a highly respected leader in the global business community, and we are pleased to welcome him to Eastman's Board of Directors. With a career spanning four decades, Jim brings extensive knowledge of the chemical industry and substantial experience as an executive of an international public company. His leadership during Ashland's transformation to a specialty chemical company, which is similar to Eastman's, will be incredibly valuable to our Board, stakeholders, and company.” (GK)

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