Celanese Chairman CEO Weidman retire in April 2012

Celanese Chairman and CEO Weidman to retire in April 2012

9:33 PM, 7th November 2011
Celanese Chairman and CEO Weidman to retire in April 2012
Mark C Rohr, new Chairman and CEO of Celanese.

DALLAS, US: Celanese Corporation announced that its Chairman and CEO, David N Weidman will retire on April 2, 2012. Celanese’s board of directors has appointed Mark C Rohr to succeed Weidman as CEO and will appoint Rohr as Chairman, both effective as of April 2, at which point Weidman will also retire from the board. Weidman will be working with Rohr, who has served on the Celanese board of directors since 2007, to complete a smooth and effective transition.

Having joined Celanese in 2000, Weidman was made Chief Operating Officer in 2002 and was named CEO in 2004 following the company’s move from Germany to the United States. Weidman recently established the Weidman Centre for Global Leadership at the Ira A Fulton College of Engineering and Technology at Brigham Young University. “I am truly honoured to have led the Celanese team over the past 11 years,” said Weidman.

“Mark has a long track record of excellence and is recognized as a top global leader in our industry. With his knowledge of Celanese and the chemicals space, Mark is the ideal choice to lead the company,” said Paul O'Neill, Presiding Director, Celanese.

Rohr will continue to serve as Executive Chairman of the board of Albemarle Corporation until February 1, 2012. “I am eager to join Celanese and its global team to help in the next phase of the journey to becoming the premier chemical company,” said Rohr.

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