Chief Operating Officer, Birla Carbon
John Loudermilk is Chief Operating Officer, Birla Carbon, based at the company headquarters in Atlanta, Georgia, USA. In this role, Mr. Loudermilk is responsible for all aspects of the company’s business globally.
Mr. Loudermilk joined the carbon black business in 2005 as Director of Global Operations. In 2008 he was appointed Vice President of Global Operations with responsibility for global manufacturing facilities along with corporate engineering, quality, and six-sigma. He subsequently took responsibility for the North America business and has led the technology and strategy efforts for the company during his tenure. In January, 2016, he assumed additional responsibility for the Europe and Africa region of Birla Carbon until his appointment as COO in September, 2017.
Over his 25 years of experience in the chemical industry, he has also held a variety of leadership positions within Monsanto and Solutia Inc. with responsibilities across Business Management, Manufacturing, Procurement, Sales and Supply Chain.
Mr. Loudermilk holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga.