Position: Director, Manufacturing Automation Transformation, Eastman Chemical Co.
Jan Shumate is the Director of Worldwide Engineering & Construction’s Services and Solutions Organization for Eastman Chemical Company. Jan has strategic oversight for the SEIGA (Seamless EPCOM Integrated Global Access) Digital Innovation team. This team is utilizing breakthrough technology and leveraging system integration to provide superior Engineering, Procurement, Construction, with Operations and Maintenance solutions in alignment with Eastman’s corporate specialty materials innovation strategy. SEIGA was awarded the Chemical Engineering and Power Engineering magazine’s Game Changer Innovation Award in 2020. Jan also has responsibility for global engineering services, capital support services, and compliance and inspection services.
Ms. Shumate holds a bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from Purdue University, a master’s degree in Industrial Engineering from the University of Tennessee and a master’s degree in Business Administration from Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management. Jan is a licensed Professional Engineer in the state of Tennessee and a member of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers. She was honored with the Manufacturing STEP Ahead award and the Purdue Outstanding Mechanical Engineer Alumni Award in 2016
Jan serves as Vice-Chair of the Capital Facilities Information Handover Specification Joint Industry Practice Committee of the International Association of Oil & Gas Producers. This joint industry practice committee is focused on creation of digital nomenclature harmonization and implementation standards. She also serves as a member of the Construction Industry Institute’s Sector Leadership representing the Technology & Innovation Committee.
Within the community, Jan is an ardent supporter of STEM programs at both the high school and collegiate level. She has served on the Industrial Committee of the United Way of Greater Kingsport and led Eastman’s annual United Way campaign. She currently serves on the Advisory Board of the Kingsport Community Foundation