Celanese Names Presidents of Acetyl Chain and Materials Solutions Business Units
Celanese Corporation (NYSE:CE) , a global technology and specialty materials company, today announced the appointment of Pat Quarles as executive vice president and president, Acetyl Chain and Integrated Supply Chain, and Scott Sutton as executive vice president and president, Materials Solutions, effective June 1, 2015. Both executives will report to Celanese chairman and chief executive officer Mark Rohr.
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Pat Quarles, EVP and President, Acetyl Chain and Integrated Supply Chain, Celanese Corporation (Photo: Business Wire)
Mr. Rohr said, “Over the last several years, we have driven record earnings by maximizing our ability to create value across our core businesses. We have taken steps to align the company along two key value drivers, while at the same time leveraging the benefits of integrated systems, technologies, production assets and research resources. This allows Celanese to be more responsive to market needs while operating at lower costs than our competitors. Pat and Scott bring strong leadership and unique skills that strengthen our core value drivers and enhance our ability to create further gains in efficiency and greater value for Celanese, its employees and shareholders.”
Acetyl Chain: an integrated chemical value chain
Pat Quarles joins Celanese as president, Acetyl Chain and Integrated Supply Chain. Mr. Quarles has 25 years of experience in the chemicals industry, including 17 years at LyondellBasell Industries. Most recently, Pat was leading LyondellBasell’s Intermediates & Derivatives business.
As president of the Acetyl Chain, Mr. Quarles will be responsible for leading his team in producing high-quality products and strengthening Celanese’s process technology. He will also be accountable for productivity, sustained performance improvement and development of the Acetyl Chain leadership team and businesses, which include intermediate chemistry, emulsion polymers and EVA polymers.
Materials Solutions: specialty chemistry and polymer technology
Scott Sutton, who joined Celanese in 2013, will assume the role of president of Materials Solutions. Mr. Sutton is currently vice president and general manager of the engineered materials business of Celanese. He also served previously as vice president of Supply Chain with accountability for global manufacturing and capital projects. Prior to that, he served as vice president of acetic acid and anhydride for Celanese. Mr. Sutton has 25 years of experience in the industry serving in leadership roles also with Chemtura Corporation and Albemarle Corporation.
As president of Materials Solutions, Mr. Sutton will drive the development of new products and technologies that connect Celanese to growing market needs. He will continue to lead the organization’s focus on the commercialization of innovative specialty products tailored to the needs of customers across the Materials Solutions businesses – engineered materials, cellulose derivatives and food ingredients.
Commenting on these appointments, Mr. Rohr continued: “With the addition of these president roles, Celanese is positioned with strong leadership at each level of the organization. Pat and Scott bring significant skills and solid track records of success that will help Celanese grow and prosper, and I look forward to working with both of them as we execute on Celanese’s strategic goals.”
Celanese Corporation is a global technology leader in the production of differentiated chemistry solutions and specialty materials used in most major industries and consumer applications. With sales almost equally divided between North America, Europe and Asia, the company uses the full breadth of its global chemistry, technology and business expertise to create value for customers and the corporation. Celanese partners with customers to solve their most critical needs while making a positive impact on its communities and the world. Based in Dallas, Texas, Celanese employs approximately 7,500 employees worldwide and had 2014 net sales of $6.8 billion. For more information about Celanese Corporation and its product offerings, visit www.celanese.com or our blog at www.celaneseblog.com.
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