Keynote Speaker

Scott Armentrout
Director, External Innovation,

Eastman Chemical Company



Scott Armentrout is the Director of External Innovation for Eastman Chemical Company. Armentrout has responsibility for the identification and coordination of collaborative growth initiatives between various academic and industrial agencies and Eastman.  Armentrout was previously Manager, Applications Innovation for Eastman Chemical Company. In that position, he had leadership responsibilities for the establishment of an interdisciplinary technology organization within Corporate Innovation to identify new growth opportunities for Eastman.


Armentrout joined Eastman in 1999 as a synthetic polymer chemist. Throughout his career, he has held several technology and people leadership positions of increasing level of responsibility across multiple technologies and market platforms including polyester product and process development, cellulose ester product development, electronic chemicals innovation, and front-end innovation.

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