Cari Parker

Cari is a 1987 graduate of Auburn University with a B.S. in Chemical Engineering. She is currently Vice President, Advanced Materials and Fibers Manufacturing for Eastman Chemical Company with responsibility for global operations supporting Specialty Plastics, Interlayers, Performance Films and Fibers businesses.  

Eastman is a global specialty chemical company that produces a broad range of products found in items people use every day. Eastman serves customers in approximately 100 countries and had 2014 revenues of approximately $9.5 billion. The company is headquartered in Kingsport, Tennessee, USA and employs approximately 15,000 people around the world.

Cari began her career as a co-op student at Monsanto and then at Eastman. She has held positions in several areas including, technology, business, human resources, and plant operations in Kingsport, Longview, TX and Texas City, TX.

She is a native of Auburn and a member of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers. She also volunteers for the United Way of Greater Kingsport and Big Brothers Big Sisters of East Tennessee. She is a member of the Chemical Engineering Alumni Council of Auburn University.

Cari and her husband Clark reside in Kingsport. They enjoy scuba diving, hiking and traveling.