2017

David R. Raden

Senior Procurement Manager; Olefins Business Manager
Eastman Chemical Company

David R. Raden is senior procurement manager and Olefins Business manager for Eastman Chemical Company, a global specialty chemical company that produces a broad range of advanced materials, additives and functional products, specialty chemicals, and fibers that are found in products people use every day.  Mr. Raden is responsible for responsible for company’s raw material and energy forecast processes as well the sale of Eastman’s excess ethylene.

Mr. Raden joined Eastman in December 1978 as a R&D process engineer at the company’s Longview, Texas plant site.  He moved into the supply chain in 1980 and has held positions in direct and indirect procurement, logistics, business and strategy implementation, supply chain management and market research in energy (crude oil, natural gas, coal, petroleum coke).

Mr. Raden graduated from Mississippi State University with a B.S. in Chemical Engineering in 1978 and a MBA from Letourneau University in 1994.  He is married to Yvonne for 38 years with two grown daughters and two grandsons. Hobbies include church activities, golf, reading, hiking/biking, and camping.

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