Kevin McCreight joined Eastman Chemical Company in 1998 after graduating from the University of Akron with a PhD in Polymer Science. Kevin initially worked in a variety of individual contributor and leadership assignments across R&D related to acetate fibers and coating additives. He then spent a number of years in Technology Management for Additives and Functional Products as well as Corporate Innovation. During that time, Kevin also acted as a technology liaison to Corporate Development related to assessment, diligence, and integration of Eastman acquisitions. Kevin currently serves as the Technology Manager for External Innovation where he identifies and documents internal technology needs and strives to address those gaps through interactions with universities, start-up companies, and other businesses.