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James A. Sullivan

James A. Sullivan

Executive Vice President, Chief Operating Officer

Jim Sullivan is Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer with responsibility for all four of Koppers business units. In addition, he oversees corporate procurement and process excellence.

Jim joined Koppers as Vice President of Business Development, Koppers Inc. in June 2013.  Subsequently, he held the role of Senior Vice President, Global Carbon Materials and Chemicals (CMC), Koppers Inc. from April 2014 to May 2018.  He was then elected Senior Vice President, Railroad Products and Services and Global Carbon Materials and Chemicals, Koppers Inc. from May 2018 through December 2019.

Prior to joining Koppers, Jim served as Senior Vice President, Americas at Calgon Carbon Corporation where he also held various management positions in the areas of operations, marketing, sales, and research and development. 

He graduated from Ryerson University with a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering and earned his MBA from the University of Pittsburgh’s Joseph M. Katz School of Business.

Jim currently is a member of the Board of Directors for the National Kidney Foundation Serving the Alleghenies.