Chief Executive Officer, Birla Carbon
John Loudermilk is Chief Executive Officer, Birla Carbon, based at the Company headquarters in Atlanta, Georgia, USA. Mr. Loudermilk also oversees the Canadian Pulp Units – AV Cell Inc., AV Nackawic Inc., AV Terrace Bay Inc., a part of the Aditya Birla Group’s Pulp and Fibre business.
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. He was appointed Chief Operating Officer in September, 2017 and was responsible for all aspects of the Company’s operations globally until he was appointed CEO in August 2021. In 2021, Mr. Loudermilk also assumed responsibility for the Canada Pulp business of the Group.
Over his nearly 30 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.