OREANDA-NEWS. April 12, 2016.  Tennessee Tech Universitys College of Engineering has honored Eastmans Carlos Carvajal as the first recipient of the Young Alumnus Achievement Award.

Carlos embodies a renaissance engineer and his passion for Tennessee Tech and the engineering profession is not easily matched, said Steve R. Anton, assistant professor of mechanical engineering at Tennessee Tech. Carlos is a success story and a wonderful role model for our students.

Carvajal was born in Colombia and came to the United States when he was 16. He became a U.S. citizen in 2005 and received a bachelor of science in mechanical engineering from Tennessee Tech in 2006. He received his master of science in mechanical engineering from Virginia Tech University in 2007. He has worked at Eastman since 2007 and currently serves as a global procurement manager. Carvajal earned his master of business administration from the University of Tennessee-Knoxville in 2014.

Carvajal has served in a variety of community organizations including the United Way and Fun Fest, and he remains active on Tennessee Techs Department of Mechanical Engineering Advisory Board.

Carlos service is an outstanding example of how Eastman team members give back to their communities, said Mike Humby, vice president and chief procurement officer. His leadership reflects the culture of caring and responsibility were proud to have at Eastman.

Im humbled to be honored by my alma mater with this award, Carvajal said. My education at Tennessee Tech prepared me well for my career. Its important to me to help build the same world-class experiences for the engineers of tomorrow.

The objective of the Young Alumni Achievement Award is to provide suitable recognition for College of Engineering young alumni, and others whose distinguished careers have contributed to or reflect credit on the various academic programs in the college and/or the profession.

About Eastman

Eastman is a global specialty chemical company that produces a broad range of products found in items people use every day. With a portfolio of specialty businesses, Eastman works with customers to deliver innovative products and solutions while maintaining a commitment to safety and sustainability. Its market-driven approaches take advantage of world-class technology platforms and leading positions in attractive end-markets such as transportation, building and construction, and consumables. Eastman focuses on creating consistent, superior value for all stakeholders. As a globally diverse company, Eastman serves customers in approximately 100 countries and had 2015 revenues of approximately \\$9.6 billion. The company is headquartered in Kingsport, Tennessee, USA and employs approximately 15,000 people around the world. For more information, visit www.eastman.com.