Posts Tagged ‘Travis Smith’

Eastman Plans $7.7 Million Expansion

Aug 14th, 2019

Eastman Chemical Co. (Eastman) announced it’s planning to invest $7.7 million to further expand its operations in Henry County, Va. Company representatives have said the expansion has begun and is to support its two Martinsville, Va., film production facilities. It is expected to be completed in the first quarter of 2020. “Eastman currently employs almost […]

Eastman Signs Licensing Agreement with High Performance Optics

Feb 20th, 2019

Eastman Chemical Company has signed an exclusive development and licensing agreement with High Performance Optics (HPO) for the incorporation of Selective Blue Light Filtering (BLF) technology into films and interlayers for use in automotive, architectural, and electronics applications. According to the company, this technology helps protect the human retina and skin from dangerous high-energy light […]

Tint Talks: Creating the Right Culture and Dreaming Big

Sep 27th, 2018

One of the inaugural talks at this year’s International Window Film Conference and Tint-Off™ (WFCT) was the first Tint Talk. This TED-talk-like discussion featured Travis Smith, the vice president and general manager of performance films and interlayers at Eastman Chemical, and Sergio Shmilovitch, director of marketing and strategic development at Avery Dennison. Window Film Culture […]

Eastman Names Dealers of the Year

Mar 2nd, 2016

Eastman’s top dealers assembled in Palm Springs, Calif., for the manufacturer’s annual elite dealer conference last weekend. Among the topics covered were best business practices, an unveiling of a new elite dealer program and the announcement of 2015’s dealers of the year. The highest honor—2015’s National Dealer of the Year Award—went to Huntington Beach, Calif.-based […]

Here Are 2015’s Top 10 Window Film Stories

Dec 28th, 2015

Last week, it was the bloopers, this week, it’s the top 10 stories. This tradition is one that speaks to what people care about in this industry. As we look over the most-clicked pieces, it’s clear there are three things tinters want to read about: manufacturers’ decisions, competitions and entrepreneurship. Here are the top 10 […]

Eastman Chemical Company to Reduce Non-Operations Labor

Dec 2nd, 2015

Eastman Chemical Company expects to reduce non-operations labor by up to 5 percent worldwide, which includes cutting 300 to 350 employees, according to a company statement. “Eastman does not as a practice disclose specific plans within a given business,” Travis Smith, vice president and general manager of Eastman Performance Films, says. “But as a global […]

Eastman to Take Over its Dealer Services, Distributorship

Nov 11th, 2015

Dealers of Eastman Chemical Company’s film products, including LLumar, Vista and Formula One, will soon be serviced by the manufacturer directly rather than by Performance Film Distributing Inc. (PFD-Ohio). The change will be effective December 1, 2015. The company will have “dedicated sales, customer service, warranty and technical service professionals assigned to each and every […]