During his time at Gordon, Dante was a student-athlete and devoted many hours to the men’s cross country team. He went on to continue using his leadership skills as he worked his way up at Eastman Chemical Company. During his nearly 33 years there, Dante continued to demonstrate his incredible skillset in technology management, business management, and cross-functional team leadership domestically and abroad.
Dr. Rutstrom held various positions at Eastman, including assignments in Research and Development (R&D), Technical Service, Business Management, and Regional Management. They were given international assignments in Singapore and China at various times in his 33-year career. While in Shanghai, Dante served as the Vice President and Managing Director of Asia. Dante finished his career with Eastman in 2018 as the Vice President of Advanced Materials Technology. As a Gordon alumnus and Beverly native, Dante has continued to live out the heart and mission of Gordon around the world. He was awarded the Alumni of the Year Award in 2014 for these efforts.