James P. Rogers is President of Eastman Chemical Company and head of the company's Chemicals and Fibers Business Group.
From 1973 through 1980, Rogers served in the United States Navy as a naval aviator, flying off of the U.S.S. Eisenhower, and achieving the rank of Lieutenant.
After receiving his MBA in 1983, Rogers joined Morgan Guaranty Trust Company and over the next four years rose to the level of Vice President in Corporate Finance. While there, he was involved in large credit facilities, along with financings for mergers and acquisitions and LBO transactions.
In 1987, Rogers joined Amphenol Corporation, an LBO in the electronic connector industry, as Treasurer.
In 1992, Rogers joined GAF Corporation/International Specialty Products, Inc. as VP & Treasurer. GAF is the nation's largest roofing manufacturer; International Specialty Products was a NYSE-traded specialty chemicals company. A year later in 1993, Rogers became Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of GAF. At the same time, he served as Executive Vice President, Finance, of International Specialty Products, Inc. He held these positions until joining Eastman in August 1999.
Rogers serves on the Lord Corporation Board of Directors. Lord Corporation is a private technology company. Locally, he serves on the Executive Committee and is past President of the Executive Board of the Sequoyah Council, Boy Scouts of America.