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Celanese Announces Personnel Appointments

August 16, 2011
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Celanese Corp. recently announced several appointments within the company. John Fotheringham has been named general manager of Advanced Fuel Technologies. In this position, Fotheringham will lead the commercialization of Celanese TCX™ for fuels on a global basis. Celanese TCX™ is the company’s proprietary advanced technology process for the production of ethanol from hydrocarbon feedstocks.

Scott Richardson has been named to the position of general manager, Acetyl Intermediates. In this position, Richardson will lead the global commercial and supply chain operations of the Acetyl Intermediates business segment.

John Wardzel has been promoted to the position of senior vice president for Operations. He will be accountable for Celanese’s global manufacturing operations.

The company also announced the retirement of Jim Alder, senior vice president, Operations & Technical, effective October 31. In his more than 37 years with Celanese, Alder has successfully led global organizations in operations, research and development, and commercial. In his current assignment, he led the company’s productivity and sustainability improvement programs, as well as its industry-leading safety achievements.

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