Kenneth E. Breeding, Jr., is technical platform manager for medical devices, engineering and specialty polymers, with Kingsport, Tenn.-based Eastman Chemical Co. (www.eastman.com).
Breeding joined Eastman in 1985 and has held a variety of positions, including in polymers research, technical service and development.
He holds a bachelor's degree in chemistry from
Founded in 1920, Eastman is a global chemical company that manufactures and markets a broad portfolio of chemicals, fibers and plastics. It employs about 10,000 worldwide and reported 2009 revenues of $5 billion. The firm has supplied materials for the medical market for more than 65 years and most recently is developing its Tritan-brand copolyester for a variety of health-care applications.