Damon C. Warmack
Senior Vice President, Corporate Development and Chemical Intermediates,
Eastman Chemical Company
The department of Chemical Engineering welcomed alumnus Damon C. Warmack on Tuesday, April 17. Warmack discussed his career and shared advice about the opportunities for students entering industry.
Warmack currently serves as the Senior Vice President of Corporate Development and Chemical Intermediates at Eastman. Prior to this appointment, he was Vice President, Corporate Development where he was involved in strategic planning, and playing a vital role in the company’s portfolio transformation through acquisitions and divestitures.
Warmack is a native of Tampa. He holds a B.S. degree in chemical engineering from the University of Florida, and also completed the Advanced Management Program at Harvard Business School.
After joining Eastman in 1980, Warmack worked in a series of sales and product management positions of increasing responsibility before relocating to Asia in 1990. During his time in Asia, he lived in Taiwan, Hong Kong, Shanghai, and Singapore with a range of assignments including the establishment of Eastman’s commercial presence in China, joint venture development and management, and serving as Vice President and Managing Director of Asia Pacific.
Upon his return in 2004, Warmack served as Vice President and General Manager of Resins, Inks, and Monomers, leading the restructure and divestiture of this business. He then served as Vice President and General Manager for Coatings, Adhesives, Specialty Polymers, and Inks, and then for Performance Chemicals and Intermediates.