T.A. Smith is calling it a career after 37 years with Eastman Chemical Co.
As group vice president of Eastman's polymers business group in Kingsport, Tenn., Smith has overseen Eastman's market-leading PET business since 2001. Smith, 59, joined Eastman as a chemical engineer at the firm's Longview, Texas, plant in 1966.
T.J. Stevens will assume Smith's role with the firm. Stevens, a 24-year Eastman veteran, currently serves as the firm's business director of global polyester strategy. Stevens has held his current position since 2002.
Smith's retirement is effective Nov. 1.