Barnes Louthan is a native of Bluefield, Virginia and a graduate of Virginia Tech. He spent his entire professional career with Eastman Chemical Company, Kingsport, TN. During his career, he traveled extensively throughout the United States and the world as an industry expert in food emulsifiers and antioxidants. He was also recognized for his sales management skills and under his direction, his region received Eastman’s President’s Award for overall excellence three consecutive years. During this time, Sales and Marketing Magazine named Eastman’s sales force as one of the top five in the United States.
Mr. Louthan is an accomplished wood worker and also enjoys outdoor activities including tennis, fishing, canoeing, and gardening. He is retired and resides with his wife, Karen, in Indian Land, SC. They have two children and four grandchildren.