CP50: Celanese Corp.

Company Information

Celanese Corp., a $6.4 billion global integrated chemical company which traces its history back to 1912 and became a publicly traded company on the New York Stock Exchange January 2005, manufactures products found in consumer and industrial applications. The company has manufacturing facilities in North America, Europe and Asia. According to the company, it is one of the world's largest producers of acetyl products, which are intermediate chemicals for nearly all major industries, as well as a leading global producer of high performance engineered polymers that are used in a variety of high-value end-use applications.

Celanese attributes its success to proprietary production technology.  Its production of acetyl products employs industry leading proprietary and licensed technologies, including its own AO Plus acid-optimization technology for the production of acetic acid and VAntage vinyl acetate monomer technology. AO Plus enables plant capacity to be increased with minimal investment, while VAntage enables significant increases in production efficiencies, lower operating costs and increases in capacity at 10% to 15% of the cost of building a new plant.
Based in Dallas, the company employs approximately 8,400 employees worldwide.

Company Officers

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    Mark C. Rohr

    Chairman and CEO

    Mark C. Rohr was named by the Celanese Board of Directors in November 2011 to succeed David Weidman who officially retired April 2, 2012. <br><br> Rohr, a member of Celanese’s Board of Directors since 2007, previously held the positions of chief executive officer and chairman of Albemarle Corporation, as well as executive chairman of its Board. He will be based at Celanese’s corporate headquarters in Dallas, Texas.

  • Chris Jensen

    Christopher W. Jensen

    Senior Vice President, Finance

    Jensen has served as senior vice president, finance for Celanese Corporation since 2010. He has global responsibility for treasury, tax, accounting, SEC reporting, financial planning and analysis, internal audit and financial shared services. Prior to his current role, Jensen progressed through several Celanese roles including vice president of finance and treasurer, and vice president and corporate controller.

  • Jay Towsend

    Jay C. Townsend

    Executive Officer

    Townsend has been an executive officer and senior vice president for Celanese since 2005. He is currently responsible for the following global functions: strategy and business development, mergers and acquisitions, procurement, logistics, and is president of the advanced fuels business.

Investor Information

For the latest financial reports, visit: http://www.celanese.com/index/ir_home.html

Contact Information

  • Celanese Corp.
  • 1601 West LBJ Freeway
  • Dallas, Texas 75234-6034
  • Phone: +1-972-443-4000
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Products

The Celanese product portfolio consists of acetyl intermediates (solvents, formaldehyde and derivatives, amines, carboxylic acids & anhydrides) emulsions, polyvinyl alcohol (PVOH), basic polymers, technical polymers, acetate products, and food ingredients (Nutrinova Sorbates -- sorbic acid, potassium sorbate; Vinosorb -- special grade of potassium sorbate for use in wine; and Panosorb -- special grade of sorbic acid for use in bakery products.)